## A quotation by Leopold Kronecker

Number theorists are like lotus-eaters - having tasted this food they can never give it up.

Quoted in H Eves

*Mathematical Circles Squared*(Boston 1972).

*Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk.*

God made the integers, all else is the work of man.

From Weber's obituary of Kronecker

See THIS LINK.

What good your beautiful proof on [the transcendence of] π? Why investigate such problems, given that irrational numbers do not even exist?

Addressed to Lindemann