Day 139: May 19 – Mathematics Is The Only Good Metaphysics

~  The Palace of Versailles

Wisdom 

There are two kinds of mind, one mathematical, the other what one might call intuitive. The first takes a slow, firm, inflexible view, but the latter has the flexibility of thought.

~ Blaise Pascal, Discourse on the Passions of Love

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Wit

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning

~ Plato

What Happened

1536: English Queen Anne Boleyn is beheaded.

1890: Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh is born.

1935: Death of Lawrence of Arabia.

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