Francois Viete famous quotes
Last updated: Sep 5, 2024

There is a certain way of searching for the truth in mathematics that Plato is said first to have discovered. Theon called this analysis.
 Francois Viete 
Numerical logistic is that which employs numbers; symbolic logistic that which uses symbols, as, say, the letters of the alphabet.
 Francois Viete 
There is no problem that cannot be solved.
 Francois Viete

Plato is my friend, but truth is a better friend.

The atomists , unlike Socrates , Plato , and Aristotle , sought to explain the world without introducing the notion of purpose or final cause.

Prophecy is rash, but it may be that the publication of D.T. Suzuki's first Essays in Zen Buddhism in 1927 will seem to future generations as great an intellectual event as William of Moerbeke's Latin translations of Aristotle in the thirteenth century or Marsiglio Ficino's of Plato in the fifteenth.

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way.

In the last stage of the spiritual master's life, the devotees of the spiritual master should take preaching activities into their own hands. In this way the spiritual master can sit down in a solitary place and render nirjanabhajana.

I am officially Jewish, but Iâ€™m Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant.

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

Just as modern motorways have no room for oxcarts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.

It is time, therefore, to abandon the superstition that natural science cannot be regarded as logically respectable until philosophers have solved the problem of induction. The problem of induction is, roughly speaking, the problem of finding a way to prove that certain empirical generalizations which are derived from past experience will hold good also in the future.

How can we say nobody's perfect if there is no perfect to compare to? Perfection implies that there really is a right and wrong way to be. And what type of perfection is the best type? Moral perfection? Aesthetic? Physiological? Mental?
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