Adrien-Marie Legendre quotes

  • All the truths of mathematics are linked to each other, and all means of discovering them are equally admissible.
    -- Adrien-Marie Legendre

    #Truth #Mean #Mathematics

  • It is a matter for considerable regret that Fermat, who cultivated the theory of numbers with so much success, did not leave us with the proofs of the theorems he discovered. In truth, Messrs Euler and Lagrange, who have not disdained this kind of research, have proved most of these theorems, and have even substituted extensive theories for the isolated propositions of Fermat. But there are several proofs which have resisted their efforts.
    -- Adrien-Marie Legendre

    #Regret #Numbers #Effort

  • These ... tables (values of trignometric functions), constructed by means of new techniques based principally on the calculus of differences, are one of the most beautiful monuments ever erected to science.
    -- Adrien-Marie Legendre

    #Beautiful #Mean #Differences

  • You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

  • It is not truth that matters, but victory.

  • For the most part I have been able to meet all my goals, but I always strive for bigger goals in life so everything's not complete just yet. My first aspiration was to be known as a singer and also as an advocate for sickle cell disease. I try to be that inspiration, you know. It's not as bad as people try to make it seem. I mean, it is, but it's not. People don't have to be afraid of it; they don't have to be held down by it. Try to find triumph in the situation.

  • You want to come in and prove yourself early. Obviously, it is a responsibility being drafted that high to come in and play well and to make an impact. If not, youre going to get cut. So you have to come in, make the team, have an impact and do something special. And I feel that, obviously, internally. I feel an obligation to myself to do that but obviously the organization, the fans, this community. I mean, they dont want to see a first-round draft pick be a bust, so I feel I have to come in and hopefully make an impact early.

  • You can't be without passion. Passion means the possessiveness to be the best.

  • We're not going to survive in this world, temporally or spiritually, without increased faith in the Lord-and I don't mean a positive mental attitude-I mean downright solid faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the one thing that gives vitality and power to otherwise rather weak individuals.

  • I had drawings that were the first time that mathematics was put into visual form.

  • Mathematical reasoning may be regarded...

  • Mathematics are well and good but Nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.

  • I changed the course of my life, from the rigidity of mathematics and the corporate rhythm to a more bohemian world.