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 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by means of ten symbols, each symbol receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit. But its very simplicity and the great ease which it has lent to computations put our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions and we shall appreciate the grandeur of the achievement the more when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Apollonius, two of the greatest men produced by antiquity.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “Said about Napier's logarithms ... by shortening the labors doubled the life of the astronomer.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “Read Euler he is our master in everything.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “Nature laughs at the difficulties of integration.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “Napoleon You have written this huge book on the system of the world without once mentioning the author of the universe. Laplace Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis. Later when told by Napoleon about the incident, Lagrange commented Ah, but that is a fine hypothesis. It explains so many things.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “His last words, according to De Morgan Man follows only phantoms.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “Allegedly his last words What we know is not much. What we do not know is immense.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “Such is the advantage of a well constructed language that its simplified notation often becomes the source of profound theories.”
 Pierre Simon de Laplace - “To Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis.”
 Pierre Laplace - “Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis.”