A Quote by Arthur Koestler on ideas, power, secrets, thought, universe, and wisdom

Nobody before the Pythagoreans had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: The Sleepwalkers. 1959.

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