like colour TV
is all there
in black and white” Monty Python
Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts Слава Україні!
Four quotes by Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662), was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a Tax Collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.
I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time. Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. [+]
It is rare that mathematicians are intuitive, and that men of intuition are mathematicians. [+]
People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive. [+]
The author info and picture are from Wikipedia, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
5,385,764 visitors since March 23rd, 2001
Compiled and edited byLuis de Avendaño
Comments, amendments, suggestions and corrections to
This page layout was last updated on Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at 5:01pm CEST (Europe/Madrid)
Section 30(1) of the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 allows “fair dealing” with a copyright work for the purpose of criticism or review, provided that it is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement. Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports. There are no legal rules permitting the use of a specific number of words, a certain number of musical notes, or percentages of a work. Whether a particular use qualifies as fair use depends on all the circumstances. See Circular 21 and FL 102. (From the US Copyright Office FAQ.)