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Order is the dream of man. Henry Adams

Es gibt nichts Praktischeres als eine gute Theorie. Immanuel Kant

La pensée n’est qu’un éclair au milieu de la nuit. Mais c’est cet éclair qui est tout. Henri Poincaré

all ignorance toboggans into know–—and trudges up to ignorance again. E. E. Cummings

Oscura e profonda era e nebulosa tanto che, per ficcar lo viso a fondo, io non vi discernea alcuna cosa. (Obscure, profound it was, and nebulous, So that by fixing on its depths my sight Nothing whatever I discerned therein.) Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto IV; ₪ trans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Das Wesentliche im Dasein eines Menschen von meiner Art liegt in dem, was er denkt und wie er denkt, nicht in dem was er tut oder erleidet. Albert Einstein

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. L P Hartley, The Go-Between

The past is never dead. In fact, it's not even past. William Faulkner

I think I have given sufficient information to enable any competent person to follow up the matter in more detail if it is thought to be desirable. It is obvious that the methods of the professedly rigorous mathematicians are sadly lacking in demonstrativeness as well as in comprehensiveness. Oliver Heaviside