Added by staff

Get quotes of the day


How do you feel today?    I feel ...

Mathematics is not a book confined within a cover and bound between brazen clasps, whose contents it needs only patience to ransack; it is not a mine, whose treasures may take long to reduce into possession, but which fill only a limited number of veins and lodes; it is not a soil, whose fertility can be exhausted by the yield of successive harvests; it is not a continent or an ocean, whose area can be mapped out and its contour defined: it is limitless as that space which it finds too narrow for its aspirations; its possibilities are as infinite as the worlds which are forever crowding in and multiplying upon the astronomer's gaze.

This quote is about mathematics.

Record how this quote makes you feel.

You can report quote corrections via the "Conversation" tab below

Search on Google Books to find citations of this quotation.

A bit about James Joseph Sylvester ...

James Joseph Sylvester (September 3, 1814 - March 15, 1897), born James Joseph, was an English mathematician and lawyer.

These people bookmarked this quote:

Vasillinv avatar
Vasillinv

I'm male, say nothing

sbock avatar
sbock

I'm female, say nothing

domdalbello avatar
domdalbello

I'm male, say nothing


Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.