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Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by 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

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning,
not possession but the act of getting there,
which grants the greatest enjoyment.
- 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

God does arithmetic.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

 

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.
- 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

When I have clarified and exhausted a subject,
then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

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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

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

I have had my results for a long time:
but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.
- 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 thirty-five years.
- 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 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 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.
- Carl 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.
- Carl 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.
- 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

Parents of young children should realize that few people,
and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
- Barbara Walters

They may turn out to be a great disappointment,
or perhaps they may be full of enchanting surprises.
- Mary Wesley

London is one of the most enchanting places I've ever been on this planet.
- Don Johnson

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
- Brigitte Bardot

Freshness is important.
If a game is fresh, new, intriguing,
challenging,
and enchanting, it will sell, and sell well.
- Roberta Williams

What's more enchanting than the voices of young people,
when you can't hear what they say?
- Logan P. Smith

I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting,
active, and sometime terrifying experience,
and I've enjoyed it completely.
A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
- Sean O'Casey

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing
wise with age? Every age can be enchanting,
provided you live within it.
- Brigitte Bardot

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional PHOTO

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato PHOTO

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

For a while we lived in a tent we'd pitched inside
his parents' house and we slept on pillows.
- Shelley Duvall

Raising a family is difficult enough.
But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet.
They don't need more obstacles.
They need more opportunities.
- Bill Richardson

I can remember running around at the age of 3,
wanting to play golf, cricket and football.
I was always active, one way or another,
driving my parents mad.
- Ian Botham

The only reason we make good role models is because
you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways.
But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!
- Dante Hall

It wasn't a secret that I was gay.
I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school,
on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
- Mary Cheney

As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear.
And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents.
- Sidney Poitier

The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children
as you wish your parents had done unto you!
- Louise Hart

My parents divorced when I was born,
and my mother is a political science professor,
like a feminist Mormon, which is sort of an oxymoron.
- Eliza Dushku

Not hippie - my parents were not hippies -
but they were very supportive and encouraging,
and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence.
- Jenna Elfman

I love all of it, thinking up the plots,
getting to know the kids in the story,
their parents, backyards, pizza toppings.
- Caroline B. Cooney

I didn't want my parents to support me.
I wanted to prove that I could do it by myself.
- Linda Vester

My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture,
and they Americanized the family.
My mother was a great example for me.
She was a working mother with a good career.
- Andrea Jung

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents
and the second half by our children.
- Clarence Darrow

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance
for the evil conscience of their parents.
- H. L. Mencken

I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me.
I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through,
I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.
- Ewan McGregor

Some believe all that parents, tutors,
and kindred believe.
They take their principles by inheritance,
and defend them as they would their estates,
because they are born heirs to them.
- Alan Watts

Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten.
The real intelligence in the royal family comes through
my parents to Prince Philip and the children.
- Lord Mountbatten

Spanking and verbal criticism have become,
to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
- Phil Donahue

I used to work, part time, in a deli,
in those days when your parents made you work just
so you should know what work was like.
And you'd make 4, 5, 6, ten dollars.
- Hector Elizondo


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