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Henri Poincare Quotes

Most striking at first is the appearance of sudden illumination, a manifest sign of long unconscious prior work.
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It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all.

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A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance.

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If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is all we require, and we should say that the phenomenon had been predicted, that it is governed by the laws.

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Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation.

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What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration?

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Science is facts.

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It is not order only, but unexpected order, that has value.

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All that is not thought is pure nothingness; since we can think only thoughts, and all the words we use to speak of things can express only thoughts, to say there is something other than thought is therefore an affirmation which can have no meaning.

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Geometry is the art of correct reasoning from incorrectly drawn figures.

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Most striking at first is the appearance of sudden illumination, a manifest sign of long unconscious prior work.

— Henri Poincare

It is a misfortune for a science to be born too late when the means of observation have become too perfect. That is what is happening at this moment with respect to physical chemistry; the founders are hampered in their general grasp by third and fourth decimal places.

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Intuition is more important to discovery than logic.

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If we ought not to fear mortal truth, still less should we dread scientific truth. In the first place it can not conflict with ethics? But if science is feared, it is above all because it can give no happiness? Man, then, can not be happy through science but today he can much less be happy without it.

— Henri Poincare

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