## A quotation by François Viète

There is a certain way of searching for the truth in mathematics that Plato is said first to have discovered. Theon called this analysis.

Numerical logistic is that which employs numbers; symbolic logistic that which uses symbols, as, say, the letters of the alphabet.

*Introduction to the Analytic Art*1591

*Quod est, Nullum non problema solvere.*

There is no problem that cannot be solved.

*The New Algebra*