Diadochus Proclus

412 - 485

A Quote by Diadochus Proclus on beginning, guilt, life, order, and theory

It is well known that the man who first made public the theory of irrationals perished in a shipwreck in order that the inexpressible and unimaginable should ever remain veiled. And so the guilty man, who fortuitously touched on and revealed this aspect of living things, was taken to the place where he began and there is for ever beaten by the waves.

Diadochus Proclus (412 - 485)

Source: Scholium to Book X of Euclid V.

Contributed by: Zaady

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