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Carl Friedrich Gauss  “When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.”Carl Friedrich Gauss  “When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “To such idle talk it might further be added that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.” Carl Gauss  “Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.” Carl Gauss  “If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and as continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirtyfive years.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.” Carl Friedrich Gauss  “The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.” Carl Gauss  “God does arithmetic” Carl Gauss  “Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “While working, when informed that his wife is dying Ask her to wait a moment I am almost done.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “It may be true that people who are merely mathematicians have certain specific shortcomings however, that is not the fault of mathematics, but is true of every exclusive occupation.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “Theory attracts practice as the magnet attracts iron.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “Finally, two days ago, I succeeded not on account of my hard efforts, but by the grace of the Lord. Like a sudden flash of lightning, the riddle was solved. I am unable to say what was the conducting thread that connected what I previously knew with what made my success possible.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “His second motto Thou, nature, art my goddess to thy laws my services are bound....” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “His motto Few, but ripe.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.” Karl Friedrich Gauss  “If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and as continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries.”
