Mathematicians Of The Day

23rd February

Quotation of the day

From Carl Friedrich Gauss
Finally, two days ago, I succeeded - not on account of my hard efforts,but by the grace of the Lord. Like a sudden flash of lightning, the riddle was solved. I am unable to say what was the conducting thread that connected what I previously knew with what made my success possible.
Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Squared (Boston 1972).