Quotations

J Willard Gibbs


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Mathematics is a language
[at a Yale faculty meeting]
One of the principal objects of research in my department of knowledge is to find the point of view from which the subject appears in the greatest simplicity.
Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)
A mathematician may say anything he pleases, but a physicist must be at least partially sane.