"Finally, two days ago, I succeeded - not on account of my hard efforts, but by the grace of the Lord. Like a sudden flash of lightning, the riddle was solved. I am unable to say what was the conducting thread that connected what I previously knew with what made my success possible."

Born: April 30, 1777

Die: February 23, 1855

Occupation: Mathematician

His second motto: Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy laws my services are bound.

Mathematics is the queen of science, and arithmetic the queen of mathematics.

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.

I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.

I protest against the use of infinite magnitude ..., which is never permissible in mathematics.

Mathematics is concerned only with the enumeration and comparison of relations.

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss