William Rowan Hamilton quotes

Who would not rather have the fame of Archimedes than that of his conqueror Marcellus?
 William Rowan Hamilton 
Time is said to have only one dimension, and space to have three dimensions. ... The mathematical quaternion partakes of both these elements; in technical language it may be said to be 'time plus space', or 'space plus time': and in this sense it has, or at least involves a reference to, four dimensions. And how the One of Time, of Space the Three, Might in the Chain of Symbols girdled be.
 William Rowan Hamilton 
I regard it as an inelegance, or imperfection, in quaternions, or rather in the state to which it has been hitherto unfolded, whenever it becomes or seems to become necessary to have recourse to x, y, z, etc..
 William Rowan Hamilton

Death hath a fairer fame than a life of toil.

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.

Whate'er the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf, Not one will change his neighbor with himself.

What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.

Fame, wealth, and honour! what are you to Love?

A conqueror is always a lover of peace.

Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before  but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to.

Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror.

Who would not rather have the fame of Archimedes than that of his conqueror Marcellus?

Any conqueror in human history has always been ultimately someone who exists purely for the expansion of their own ego, through amounting more.
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