„A great many people seem to delight most in what they least understand.“

—  William Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, The Analysis of Beauty (1753)
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„I have deeply regretted that I did not proceed far enough at least to understand something of the great leading principles of mathematics, for men thus endowed seem to have an extra sense.“

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