Bernard de Fontenelle
An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages.
TOPICS: education, learning
Mathematicians are like lovers…Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from it a consequence which you must grant him also, and from this consequence another.
TOPICS: humor, mathematicians
“Mathematicians are Like Lovers” Quote Mug
Beautiful 10-ounce mug featuring a portrait of French author Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle—and his famous quip about mathematicians and their knack for drawing serious consequences from the most trifling premises.