"It is interesting thus to follow the intellectual truths of analysis in the phenomena of nature. This correspondence, of which the system of the world will offer us numerous examples, makes one of the greatest charms attached to mathematical speculations."

Born: March 23, 1749

Die: March 5, 1827

Occupation: Mathematician

Probability theory is nothing but common sense reduced to calculation.

The weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportioned to its strangeness.

Said about Napier's logarithms: . . . by shortening the labors doubled the life of the astronomer.

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

There are several kinds of truths, and it is customary to place in the first order mathematical truths, which are, however, only truths of definition. These definitions rest upon simple, but abstract,...

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

― Dr. Seuss