Arthur Cayley Quotes and Sayings  Page 1

“As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.”
 Arthur Cayley 
“Euclid avoids it [the treatment of the infinite]; in modern mathematics it is systematically introduced, for only then is generality obtained.”
 Arthur Cayley 
“Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.”
 Arthur Cayley 
“So much the worse, it may be, for a particular meeting: but the meeting is the individual, which on evolution principles, must be sacrificed for the development of the race.”
 Arthur Cayley 
“And in another point of view, I think it is right that the address of a president should be on his own subject, and that different subjects should be thus brought in turn before the meetings.”
 Arthur Cayley 
“But be that as it may, I think it is more respectful to you that I should speak to you upon and do my best to interest you in the subject which has occupied me, and in which I am myself most interested.”
 Arthur Cayley 
“Metrical geometry is thus a part of descriptive geometry, and descriptive geometry is all geometry.”
 Arthur Cayley
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