Mathematicians Of The Day

8th February

Quotation of the day

From Proclus
This, therefore, is mathematics:
she reminds you of the invisible form of the soul;
she gives light to her own discoveries;
she awakens the mind and purifies the intellect;
she brings light to our intrinsic ideas;
she abolishes oblivion and ignorance which are ours by birth.
Quoted in M Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times