S: Math History
BC: The End
FC: Famous Quotes from Famous Mathematicians By: Courtney Francis
1: Albert Einstein | " A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." | " Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater." | " Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." | " A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?"
2: Sir Issac Newton | " To myself I am only a child, on the beach while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me." | " To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction." | " I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people." | "A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false,the apprehension of them is not understanding."
3: "An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?" | "Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare." | "Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has." | " I think; therefore I am." | " Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power." | Rene Descartes
4: Aristotle | " A friend to all is a friend to none." | " All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire." | " Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them." | " For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first." | " Happiness depends upon ourselves."
5: Johannes Kepler | "Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife." | "Nature uses as little as possible of anything." | "I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses." | " I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars."