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Top 17 Wise Leonhard Euler Quotes (MATH)

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“Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.”

Leonhard Euler
Logic is the foundation of the certainty of all the knowledge we acquire.
Logic is the foundation of the certainty of all the knowledge we acquire.
Nothing takes place in the world whose meaning is not that of some maximum or minimum.
Nothing takes place in the world whose meaning is not that of some maximum or minimum.
For the sake of brevity, we will always represent this number 2.718281828459... by the letter e.
For the sake of brevity, we will always represent this number 2.718281828459… by the letter e.

“For since the fabric of the universe is most perfect and the work of a most wise Creator, nothing at all takes place in the universe in which some rule of maximum or minimum does not appear.”

Leonhard Euler
Madam, I have just come from a country where people are hanged if they talk. [on his lack of conversation with Queen Mother of Persia]
Madam, I have just come from a country where people are hanged if they talk. [on his lack of conversation with Queen Mother of Persia]
Now I will have less distraction. [when Euler lost the use of his right eye]
Now I will have less distraction. [when Euler lost the use of his right eye]

“Although to penetrate into the intimate mysteries of nature and thence to learn the true causes of phenomena is not allowed to us, nevertheless it can happen that a certain fictive hypothesis may suffice for explaining many phenomena.”

Leonhard Euler
D'Alembert, that great genius, seems to be far too ready to pull down everything he has not himself built up. [letter to Lagrange].
D’Alembert, that great genius, seems to be far too ready to pull down everything he has not himself built up. [letter to Lagrange].
Transcendental [numbers], They transcend the power of algebraic methods.
Transcendental [numbers], They transcend the power of algebraic methods.

7 Leonhard Euler Quotes on Math

“I soon found an opportunity to be introduced to a famous professor Johann Bernoulli… True, he was very busy and so refused flatly to give me private lessons; but he gave me much more valuable advice to start reading more difficult mathematical books on my own and to study them as diligently as I could; if I came across some obstacle or difficulty, I was given permission to visit him freely every Sunday afternoon and he kindly explained to me everything I could not understand.”

Leonhard Euler
A function of a variable quantity is an analytic expression composed in any way whatsoever of the variable quantity and numbers or constant quantities.
A function of a variable quantity is an analytic expression composed in any way whatsoever of the variable quantity and numbers or constant quantities.

“To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.”

Leonhard Euler

“Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.”

Leonhard Euler

“Thus you see, most noble Sir, how this type of solution to the Königsberg bridge problem bears little relationship to mathematics, and I do not understand why you expect a mathematician to produce it, rather than anyone else, for the solution is based on reason alone, and its discovery does not depend on any mathematical principle.”

Leonhard Euler

“After exponential quantities the circular functions, sine and cosine, should be considered because they arise when imaginary quantities are involved in the exponential.”

Leonhard Euler

“In the meantime, most noble Sir, you have assigned this question to the geometry of position, but I am ignorant as to what this new discipline involves, and as to which types of problem Leibniz and Wolff expected to see expressed in this way.”

Leonhard Euler

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