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James Joseph Sylvester
September 3, 1814 - March 15, 1897
Nationality: English
Category: Mathematician
Subcategory: English Mathematician

The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry.


Mathematics is the music of reason.


The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.


May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.


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