Sunday, October 01, 2006

sum

from mathpages.com quotes

I do hate sums.  There is no greater mistake than to call
arithmetic an exact science. There are hidden laws of number
which it requires a mind like mine to perceive. For instance,
if you add a sum from the bottom up, and then again from the
top down, the result is always different.
Mrs. La Touche, 19th c.

I think I get this one. I'm so proud of myself.

ok.. a few more. I do so love these

Your manuscript is both good and original.  However, that which
is good is not original, and that which is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the
time to make it shorter.
Blaise Pascal

2 comments:

mari said...

where did you find these... they are jewels.... good notes to put on a student/s paper....then maybe not if you still want to have a job. good zingers.

mari said...

okay so i skipped the blue and went straight for the black words.... sigh