The reader will find no figures in this work. The methods which I set forth do not require either constructions or geometrical or mechanical reasonings: but only algebraic operations, subject to a regular and uniform rule of procedure.
Source: Preface to Mécanique Analytique.
Contributed by: Zaady
[said about the chemist Lavoisier:] It took the mob only a moment to remove his head; a century will not suffice to reproduce it.
Source: H. Eves An Introduction to the History of Mathematics, 5th Ed., Saunders.
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