Topic: geometry

Everything in nature adheres to the cone, the cylinder and the cube.

Geometry is the right foundation of all painting.

If a man is at once acquainted with the geometric foundation of things and with their festal splendor, his poetry is exact and his arithmetic musical.

TOPICS: poetry, arithmetic, geometry

Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.

I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated…geometry should be ranked, not with arithmetic, which is purely aprioristic, but with mechanics.

TOPICS: geometry, philosophy

Geometry is the only science that it hath pleased God hitherto to bestow on mankind.

I believe the geometric proportion served the creator as an idea when He introduced the continuous generation of similar objects from similar objects.

The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn.

God ever geometrizes.

There is geometry in the humming of the strings.

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I regret that it has been necessary for me in this lecture to administer such a large dose of four-dimensional geometry. I do not apologize, because I am really not responsible for the fact that nature in its most fundamental aspect is four-dimensional. Things are what they are.