# „The rejection process is incorporated in the concept of the negative. The negative is a judgement device.“

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### „This is not a reaction against a negative world. It's a response to a negative world.“

— Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967

regarding Adore, Guitar World. July 1998.

### „By 1700 all of the familiar members of the [number] system... were known. However, opposition to the newer types of numbers was expressed throughout the century. Typical are the objections of... Baron Francis Masères... in 1759 his Dissertation on the Use of the Negative Sign in Algebra... shows how to avoid negative numbers... and especially negative roots, by carefully segregating the types of quadratic equations so that those with negative roots are considered separately; and... the negative roots are to be rejected.“

— Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

p. 592.

### „The Hindus introduced negative numbers... The first known use is about 628; he also states the rules for the four operations with negative numbers. Bhāskara points out that the square root of a positive number is twofold, positive and negative. He brings up the matter of the square root of a negative number but says that there is no square root because a negative number is not a square. No definitions, axioms, or theorems are given.

The Hindus did not unreservedly accept negative numbers. Even Bhāskara, while giving 50 and -5 as two solutions of a problem, says, "The second value is in this case not to be taken, for it is inadequate; people do not approve of negative solutions." However, negative numbers gained acceptance slowly.“

— Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

p. 185.

### „The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.“

— Mark Manson American writer and blogger 1984

Chapter 1, “Don’t Try” (p. 9)

### „A good negative is one thing, but a negative that will enable us to get a good picture is another.“

— Alfred Horsley Hinton British photographer 1863 - 1908

p. 106

### „Positive pluses and negative pluses.“

— Lech Wałęsa Polish politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Poland 1943

Source: Mariusz Urbanek, "Jestem za, a nawet przeciw", in: Helge Hesse, W 80 powiedzeń dookoła świata, Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie, Wrocław 2009,

### „The ascetic morality is a negative morality.“

— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

Context: The ascetic morality is a negative morality. And strictly, what is important for a man is not to die, whether he sins or not.

### „One of the first algebraists to accept negative numbers was... placed negative numbers on a par with positive numbers and gave both roots of a quadratic equation, even when both were negative. Both Girard and Harriot used the minus sign for the operation of subtraction and for negative numbers.“

— Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

pp. 252-253.

### „If we allow ourselves to dwell on negatives, on hurts, on mistreatments, we will be negative thinkers. So be open to positive thinking, THINK BIG!“

— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

p. 152

### „Accentuaute the positives - medicate the negatives.“

— Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

### „Something that is merely negative creates nothing.“

— Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883

Notebook VI, The Chapter on Capital, p. 532.