Facts about Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Carl Friedrich Gauss was a famous Mathematician from Germany, who lived between April 30, 1777 and February 23, 1855.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Carl.

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Famous quotes by Carl Friedrich Gauss (17)


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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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"Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders"
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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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"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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"God does arithmetic"
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"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length"
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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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"When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false"
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"To such idle talk it might further be added: that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings"
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"To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years"
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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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"When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again"
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"We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori"
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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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"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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"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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"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes"


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