„Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.“

1970s, How do we tell truths that might hurt? (1975)

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„It is easy to measure your mastery of the results via a conventional examination; it is less easy to measure your mastery of doing mathematics“

—  Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998

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Contexto: It is easy to measure your mastery of the results via a conventional examination; it is less easy to measure your mastery of doing mathematics, of creating new (to you) results, and of your ability to surmount the almost infinite details to see the general situation.

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„Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts.“

—  David Hilbert, Mathematical Problems

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Contexto: Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts. For with all the variety of mathematical knowledge, we are still clearly conscious of the similarity of the logical devices, the relationship of the ideas in mathematics as a whole and the numerous analogies in its different departments. We also notice that, the farther a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separate branches of the science. So it happens that, with the extension of mathematics, its organic character is not lost but only manifests itself the more clearly.

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„Mathematics is one of the most basic -- and most ancient -- types of knowledge. Yet the details of its historical development remain obscure to all but a few specialists.“

—  Ivor Grattan-Guinness Historian of mathematics and logic 1941 - 2014

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„Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.“

—  David Hilbert German prominent mathematician 1862 - 1943

Quoted in Mathematical Circles Revisited (1971) by Howard Whitley Eves

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„My mathematics is simple: one plus one = one.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

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„Men are constantly attracted and deluded by two opposite charms: the charm of competence which is engendered by mathematics and everything akin to mathematics, and the charm of humble awe, which is engendered by meditation on the human soul and its experiences. Philosophy is characterized by the gentle, if firm, refusal to succumb to either charm.“

—  Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973

Fonte: What is Political Philosophy (1959), p. 40
Contexto: Men are constantly attracted and deluded by two opposite charms: the charm of competence which is engendered by mathematics and everything akin to mathematics, and the charm of humble awe, which is engendered by meditation on the human soul and its experiences. Philosophy is characterized by the gentle, if firm, refusal to succumb to either charm. It is the highest form of the mating of courage and moderation. In spite of its highness or nobility, it could appear as Sisyphean or ugly, when one contrasts its achievement with its goal. Yet it is necessarily accompanied, sustained and elevated by eros. It is graced by nature's grace.

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