Ernst Mach

1838 - 1916

A Quote by Ernst Mach on adaptability, circumstances, and life

Archimedes constructing his circle pays with his life for his defective biological adaptation to immediate circumstances.

Ernst Mach (1838 - 1916)

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A Quote by Ernst Mach on clarity, feeling, and intelligence

The mathematician who pursues his studies without clear views of this matter, must often have the uncomfortable feeling that his paper and pencil surpass him in intelligence.

Ernst Mach (1838 - 1916)

Source: "The Economy of Science" in J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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