### „My ambition is to unfold the sources of India in the profound plane of human nature.“

— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975

— Joseph Fourier, Ch. 1, p. 7

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— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975

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— John Quincy Adams American politician, 6th president of the United States (in office from 1825 to 1829) 1767 - 1848

— George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

— Charles Lyell British lawyer and geologist 1797 - 1875

Chpt.1, p. 1

— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Context: The fact that all Mathematics is Symbolic Logic is one of the greatest discoveries of our age; and when this fact has been established, the remainder of the principles of mathematics consists in the analysis of Symbolic Logic itself.
Principles of Mathematics (1903), Ch. I: Definition of Pure Mathematics, p. 5

— John Peckham Archbishop of Canterbury 1227 - 1292

Context: Among all the studies of natural causes and reasons, light most delights the contemplators; among the great things of mathematics, the certainty of its demonstrations most illustriously elevates the minds of its investigators; perspective must therefore be preferred to all human discourses and disciplines, in the study in which radiant lines are expounded by means of demonstrations and in which the glory is found not only of mathematics, but also physics: it is adorned with the flowers of one and the other.
Perspectiva communis, translated by, and appearing in the notebooks (C.A.<sub>543r</sub>) of Leonardo da Vinci, as quoted by Martin Kemp, Leonardo Da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man (2006) p. 112.

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— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

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— Paul Dirac theoretical physicist 1902 - 1984

Context: Just by studying mathematics we can hope to make a guess at the kind of mathematics that will come into the physics of the future. A good many people are working on the mathematical basis of quantum theory, trying to understand the theory better and to make it more powerful and more beautiful. If someone can hit on the right lines along which to make this development, it may lead to a future advance in which people will first discover the equations and then, after examining them, gradually learn how to apply them.

— Thomas Little Heath British civil servant and academic 1861 - 1940

Ch. I. Archimedes, p.1

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— William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

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— Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998

Context: Increasingly... the application of mathematics to the real world involves discrete mathematics... the nature of the discrete is often most clearly revealed through the continuous models of both calculus and probability. Without continuous mathematics, the study of discrete mathematics soon becomes trivial and very limited.... The two topics, discrete and continuous mathematics, are both ill served by being rigidly separated.

— Epifanio de los Santos Filipino politician 1871 - 1928

The Philippine review (Revista filipina) [1921]

— George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

Context: The professional mathematician can scarcely avoid specialization and needs to transcend his private interests and take a wide synoptic view of the whole landscape of contemporary mathematics. His scientific colleagues are continually seeking enlightenment on the relevance of mathematical abstractions. The undergraduate needs a guidebook to the topography of the immense and expanding world of mathematics. There seems to be only one way to satisfy these varied interests... a concise historical account of the main currents... Only by a study of the development of mathematics can its contemporary significance be understood.