A Quote by Henri Poincar on intuition and logic

It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover.

Henri Poincar

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A Quote by Harish-Chandra on belief, caution, certainty, conflict, conventionality, discovery, experience, imagination, intuition, knowledge, roles, and wisdom

I have often pondered over the roles of knowledge or experience, on the one hand, and imagination or intuition, on the other, in the process of discovery. I believe that there is a certain fundamental conflict between the two, and knowledge, by advocating caution, tends to inhibit the flight of imagination. Therefore, a certain naivete, unburdened by conventional wisdom, can sometimes be a positive asset.

Harish-Chandra (1923 - 1983)

Source: R. Langlands, "Harish-Chandra," Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 31 (1985)

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A Quote by Francis Harry Compton Crick on experience, intuition, laziness, and reading

In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. He (René Thom) seemed to have very strong biological intuitions but unfortunately of negative sign.

Francis Crick (1916 -)

Source: What Mad Pursuit. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988.

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A Quote by Frances Wickes on intuition and work

To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards

Frances Wickes

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A Quote by Farrah Fawcett on god, intuition, and women

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.

Farrah Fawcett

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A Quote by Edward Kasner on common sense, imagination, intuition, mathematics, and science

Mathematics is often erroneously referred to as the science of common sense. Actually, it may transcend common sense and go beyond either imagination or intuition. It has become a very strange and perhaps frightening subject from the ordinary point of view, but anyone who penetrates into it will find a veritable fairyland, a fairyland which is strange, but makes sense, if not common sense.

Edward Kasner

Source: E. Kasner and J. Newman, Mathematics and the Imagination, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.

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A Quote by Dr. Arthur Earnest Morgan on commitment, economics, facts, intuition, life, planning, tolerance, truth, variety, and wisdom

There is deep intuitive wisdom in this American tolerance of economic variety and in our refusal to commit ourselves to any one social and economic system. It is recognition of the fact that life and truth are too varied and complex to be confined within the pattern of any single deliberately planned economic system.

Dr. Earnest Morgan (1878 -)

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on books, intuition, nations, proverbs, and sacred

Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Compensation.

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A Quote by David Herbert Lawrence on beauty, intelligence, intuition, life, and sex

Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.

D.H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)

Source: Sex Versus Loveliness, 1930

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on clarity, direction, intuition, men, opposites, relationships, rest, thought, understanding, and taoism

Tao is obscured when men understand only one pair of opposites, or concentrate only on a partial aspect of being. Then clear expression also becomes muddled by mere wordplay, affirming this one aspect and denying all the rest. The pivot of Tao passes through the center where all affirmations and denials converge. He who grasps the pivot is at the still-point from which all movements and oppositions can be seen in their right relationship... Abandoning all thought of imposing a limit or taking sides, he rests in direct intuition.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, (2:3, p. 59, p.61)

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