Roger Bacon

c. 1214 - c. 1294

A Quote by Roger Bacon on knowledge, mathematics, and world

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.

Roger Bacon (c. 1214 - c. 1294)

Source: Opus Majus part 4 Distinctia Prima cap 1, 1267.

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A Quote by Roger Bacon on body, excellence, mathematics, men, purity, remedies, respect, tennis, understanding, and wit

In the mathematics I can report no deficience, except that it be that men do not sufficiently understand the excellent use of the pure mathematics, in that they do remedy and cure many defects in the wit and faculties intellectual. For if the wit be too dull, they sharpen it; if too wandering, they fix it; if too inherent in the sense, they abstract it. So that as tennis is a game of no use in itself, but of great use in respect it maketh a quick eye and a body ready to put itself into all postures; so in the mathematics, that use which is collateral and intervenient is no less worthy than that which is principal and intended.

Roger Bacon (c. 1214 - c. 1294)

Source: John Fauvel and Jeremy Gray (eds.) A History of Mathematics: A Reader, Sheridan House, 1987.

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