A Quote by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle on consequences, lovers, and principles
Mathematicians are like lovers. Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from it a consequence which you must also grant him, and from this consequence another.
Source: Quoted in V. H. Larney Abstract Algebra: A First Course, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1975.
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