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10 Famous Quotes by Carl Friedrich Gauss
4/30/1777 - 2/23/1855
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Gauss     Carolus Fridericus Gauss     Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
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Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.

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God does arithmetic.

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I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.

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I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.

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I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.

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It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.

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It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.

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Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.

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The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.

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The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.

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