Jules H. Poincare Quotes

37 Jules H. Poincare quotes:

"But even if it were the case that the natural laws had nolonger any secret for us, we could still know the situation approximately."
"Facts do not speak."
"Geometry is not true, it is advantageous."
"Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects."
"Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things."
"Need we add that mathematicians themselves are not infallible?"
"No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does."
"Now, they invent them deliberately just to invalidate our ancestors' reasoning, and that is all they are ever going to get out of them."
"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."
"Point set topology is a disease from which the human race will soon recover."
"Science is facts."
"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."
"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."
"Thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged."
"To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."
"What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration?"

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