JosephLouis Lagrange quotes

“If I had inherited a fortune I should probably not have cast my lot with mathematics.”
 JosephLouis Lagrange 
“It has cost them but a moment to cut off that head; but a hundred years will not be sufficient to produce another like it.”
 JosephLouis Lagrange 
“As long as algebra and geometry have been separated, their progress have been slow and their uses limited; but when these two sciences have been united, they have lent each mutual forces, and have marched together towards perfection.”
 JosephLouis Lagrange 
“"Newton was the greatest genius that ever existed, and the most fortunate, for we cannot find more than once a system of the world to establish."”
 JosephLouis LagrangeSource : "Introduction to Astronomy" by F. R. Moulton, New York, (p. 199), 1906.


“The reader will find no figures in this work. The methods which I set forth do not require either constructions or geometrical or mechanical reasonings: but only algebraic operations, subject to a regular and uniform rule of procedure.”
 JosephLouis Lagrange 
“I regarded as quite useless the reading of large treatises of pure analysis: too large a number of methods pass at once before the eyes. It is in the works of application that one must study them; one judges their utility there and appraises the manner of making use of them.”
 JosephLouis Lagrange 
“It took the mob only a moment to remove his head; a century will not suffice to reproduce it.”
 JosephLouis Lagrange 
“I do not know. [summarising his life's work]”
 JosephLouis Lagrange 

“The ordinary operations of algebra suffice to resolve problems in the theory of curves.”
 JosephLouis Lagrange

“Once a leader delegates, he should show utmost confidence in the people he has entrusted.”

“Why to mute fish should'st thou thyself discoverAnd not to me, thy no less silent lover?”

“He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.”

“Many things happen between the cup and the upper lip.”
Source : "Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations" by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, p. 28993, Translation of Greek Proverb, Book XIII. 17. 3, 1922.
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