# Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes

Collection of top 41 famous quotes about Carl Friedrich Gauss

A glimmer of light is better than no illumination at all.
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**John James Cowperthwaite**
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not the possession of but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
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**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
It is always noteworthy that all those who seriously study this science [the theory of numbers] conceive a sort of passion for it.
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**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
The total number of Dirichlet's publications is not large: jewels are not weighed on a grocery scale.
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**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
fish and visitors stink in 3 days.
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**Jeff Kinney**
{In a letter to his friend Rudolf Wagner}

I believe you are more believing in the Bible than I. I am not. —

I believe you are more believing in the Bible than I. I am not. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
A sober friend from Texas said once that the three things I cannot change are the past, the truth, and you. I hate this insight so much. —

**Anne Lamott**
His second motto: Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy laws my services are bound. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
In order to fight any issue, it is necessary to fight for something, not merely against something. —

**Ayn Rand**
The mathematical giant [Gauss], who from his lofty heights embraces in one view the stars and the abysses ... —

**Farkas Bolyai**
You have no idea, how much poetry there is in the calculation of a table of logarithms! —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
You can believe that he was taught to love and respect all mankind - but to fear no man. —

**Wellington Mara**
The most revolutionary invention of the Nineteenth Century was the artificial sterilization of marriage. —

**George Bernard Shaw**
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**
Don't get hung up about the problems today- Jesus is already there. —

**Victoria Peace Green**
I protest against the use of infinite magnitude ... , which is never permissible in mathematics. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
The world I live in is loathsome to me, but I feel one with the men who suffer in it —

**Albert Camus**
Theory attracts practice as the magnet attracts iron. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
God does arithmetic. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy laws my services are bound...

{His second motto, from King Lear by Shakespeare} —

{His second motto, from King Lear by Shakespeare} —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Arc, amplitude, and curvature sustain a similar relation to each other as time, motion, and velocity, or as volume, mass, and density. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
The Analytical Engine weaves algebraic patterns, just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves. —

**Ada King Lovelace**
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
There have been only three epoch-making mathematicians, Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Ask her to wait a moment I am almost done. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Yes I am planning to move in with Justin we haven't had sex, but it's very tempting. —

**Britney Spears**
Response, when asked how he came upon his theorems. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty. —

**Diana Polska**
I might live in Manhattan or Edinburgh or Cardiff. I think of myself as without nationality. —

**M. J. Hyland**
I believe you are more believing in the Bible than I. I am not, and, you are much happier than I. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Mathematics is the queen of science, and arithmetic the queen of mathematics. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Less depends upon the choice of words than upon this, that their introduction shall be justified by pregnant theorems. —

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

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
Mathematics is concerned only with the enumeration and comparison of relations. —

**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**
In mathematics there are no true controversies. —

**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**
When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**
The Infinite is only a manner of speaking. —

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**