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**Jacobi, Carl**It is true that Fourier had the opinion that the principal aim of mathematics was public utility and explanation of natural phenomena; but a philosopher like him should have known that the sole end of science is the honor of the human mind, and that under this title a question about numbers is worth as much as a question about the system of the world.

In N. Rose

*Mathematical Maxims and Minims*, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

**Jacobi, Carl**God ever arithmetizes.

In H. Eves

*Mathematical Circles Revisited*, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1971.

**Jacobi, Carl**One should always generalize.

*(Man muss immer generalisieren)*In P. Davis and R. Hersh

*The Mathematical Experience*, Boston: Birkhäuser, 1981.

**Jacobi, Carl**The real end of science is the honor of the human mind.

In H. Eves

*In Mathematical Circles*, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.

**Jacobi, Carl**It is often more convenient to possess the ashes of great men than to possess the men themselves during their lifetime.

[Commenting on the return of Descartes’ remains to France]

In H. Eves

*Mathematical Circles Adieu*, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1977.

**Jacobi, Carl**Mathematics is the science of what is clear by itself.

In J. R. Newman (ed.)

*The World of Mathematics*, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

**James, William (1842 – 1910)**The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.

*Collected Essays.*

**Jeans, Sir James**The essential fact is that all the pictures which science now draws of nature, and which alone seem capable of according with observational facts, are mathematical pictures.

In J. R. Newman (ed.)

*The World of Mathematics*, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

**Jeans, Sir James**From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.

*Mysterious Universe*.

**Jefferson, Thomas**…the science of calculation also is indispensable as far as the extraction of the square and cube roots: Algebra as far as the quadratic equation and the use of logarithms are often of value in ordinary cases: but all beyond these is but a luxury; a delicious luxury indeed; but not be in indulged in by one who is to have a profession to follow for his subsistence.

In J. Robert Oppenheimer “The Encouragement of Science” in I. Gordon and S. Sorkin (eds.)

*The Armchair Science Reader*, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.

**Jevons, William Stanley**It is clear that Economics, if it is to be a science at all, must be a mathematical science.

*Theory of Political Economy.*

**Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)**Sir, I have found you an argument. I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

J. Boswell

*The Life of Samuel Johnson*, 1784.

**Jowett, Benjamin (1817 – 1893)**Logic is neither a science or an art, but a dodge.

In J. R. Newman (ed.)

*The World of Mathematics*, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

### Famous Mathematics Quotes List

Following is the list of Mathematical Quotations:

**Mathematical Quotations Series from A to Z**

LIST 1:

**Math Quotes that start with "A"**LIST 2:

**Math Quotes that start with “B”**LIST 3:

**Math Quotes that start with “C”**LIST 4:

**Math Quotes that start with “D”**LIST 5:

**Math Quotes that start with “E”**LIST 6:

**Math Quotes that start with “F”**LIST 7:

**Math Quotes that start with “G”**LIST 8:

**Math Quotes that start with “H”**LIST 9:

**Math Quotes that start with “I”**LIST 10:

**Math Quotes that start with “J”**LIST 11:

**Math Quotes that start with “K”**LIST 12:

**Math Quotes that start with “L”**LIST 13:

**Math Quotes that start with “M”**LIST 14:

**Math Quotes that start with “N”**LIST 15:

**Math Quotes that start with “O”**LIST 16:

**Math Quotes that start with “P”**LIST 17:

**Math Quotes that start with “Q”**LIST 18:

**Math Quotes that start with “R”**LIST 19:

**Math Quotes that start with “S”**LIST 20:

**Math Quotes that start with “T”**LIST 21:

**Math Quotes that start with “U”**LIST 22:

**Math Quotes that start with “V”**LIST 23:

**Math Quotes that start with “W”**LIST 24:

**Math Quotes that start with “X”**LIST 25:

**Math Quotes that start with “Y”**LIST 26:

**Math Quotes that start with “Z”**
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