Quotes

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“[W]e cannot accept anything as granted, beyond the first mathematical formulae. Question everything else.”

~ Maria Mitchell, Astronomer (1818-1889)

“Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.”

~ Ada Lovelace, Mathematician (1815-1852)

“Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.”

~ Maria Mitchell, Astronomer (1818-1889)

“First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.”

~ Marie Curie, Physicist & Chemist (1867-1934)

“It matters little who first arrives at an idea, rather what is significant is how far that idea can go”

~ Sophie Germain, Mathematician (1776-1831)

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