Charles Hermite quote

"There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world which is the totality of mathematical truths, to which we have access only with our mind, just as a world of physical reality exists, the one like the other independent of ourselves, both of divine creation."

Charles Hermite

Born: December 24, 1822

Die: January 14, 1901

Occupation: Mathematician

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