"A great part of its [higher arithmetic] theories derives an additional charm from the peculiarity that important propositions, with the impress of simplicity on them, are often easily discovered by induction, and yet are of so profound a character that we cannot find the demonstrations till after many vain attempts; and even then, when we do succeed, it is often by some tedious and artificial process, while the simple methods may long remain concealed."

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.

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