Jules H. Poincare Quotes

37 Jules H. Poincare quotes:

"To invent is to discern, to choose."
"Facts do not speak."
"Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects."
"If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing."
"Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation."
"Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts."
"Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things."
"Point set topology is a disease from which the human race will soon recover."
"Science is facts."
"The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so."
"Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything."
"If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living."
"A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work is the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature."
"Need we add that mathematicians themselves are not infallible?"
"One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics."
"The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law."
"To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."

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