One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories.
Philip J. Davis
Source: Number, Scientific American, 211, (Sept. 1964), 51 - 59.
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The numbers are a catalyst that can help turn raving madmen into polite humans.
Source: N. Rose (ed.) Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.
One began to hear it said that World War I was the chemists' war, World War II was the physicists' war, World War III (may it never come) will be the mathematicians' war.
Source: Philip J. Davis & Reuben Hersh,The Mathematical Experience, Boston: Birkhäuser,1981
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