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“Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs.”
Felix Klein
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For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
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Christopher Columbus
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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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John Adams
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If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
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Galileo Galilei
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Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
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Jean Piaget
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Aerodynamics is mathematics for those who haven't learned to do calculus. In my case, too, for one who hasn't learned to add or multiply, at least the first...
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Richard Bach
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Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
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Albert Einstein
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Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions.
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Felix Klein
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The developing science departs at the same time more and more from its original scope and purpose and threatens to sacrifice its earlier unity and split into...
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Felix Klein
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The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.
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Felix Klein