December 20, 2010

« Mathematics, rightly  viewed,  possesses  not  only  truth,  but  supreme  beauty  cold  and austere, like that of  sculpture, without appeal to any part of  our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of  painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of  a stern perfection  such  as  only  the  greatest  art  can  show.  The  true  spirit  of  delight,  the exaltation,  the  sense of  being more  than Man,  which is  the  touchstone of  the  highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry. » ~ “Study of Mathematics”, Bertrand Russell.

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