Charles Hermite Quotes and Sayings  Page 1

“I turn away with fright and horror from the lamentable evil of functions which do not have derivatives.”
 Charles Hermite 
“There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world which is the totality of mathematical truths, to which we have access only with our mind, just as a world of physical reality exists, the one like the other independent of ourselves, both of divine creation.”
 Charles Hermite 
“I believe that numbers and functions of Analysis are not the arbitrary result of our minds; I think that they exist outside of us, with the same character of necessity as the things of objective reality, and we meet them or discover them, and study them, as do the physicists, the chemists and the zoologists.”
 Charles Hermite 
“We are servants rather than masters in mathematics.”
 Charles Hermite 
“Abel has left mathematicians something to keep them busy for five hundred years.”
 Charles Hermite
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