# Oliver Heaviside Quotes

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— Oliver Heaviside

Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?

— Oliver Heaviside

“Mathematics is an experimental science, and definitions do not come first, but later on.”

— Oliver Heaviside

“The best result of mathematics is to be able to do without it.”

— Oliver Heaviside

— Oliver Heaviside

If it is love that makes the world go round, it is self-induction that makes electromagnetic waves go round the world.

— Oliver Heaviside

— Oliver Heaviside

“Logic can be patient, for it is eternal.”

— Oliver Heaviside

“Euclid for children is barbarous.”

— Oliver Heaviside

“Waves from moving sources: Adagio. Andante. Allegro moderato.”

— Oliver Heaviside

Ohm (a distinguished mathematician, be it noted) brought into order a host of puzzling facts connecting electromotive force and electric current in conductors, which all previous electricians had only succeeded in loosely binding together qualitatively under some rather vague statements. Even as late as 20 years ago, "quantity" and "tension" were much used by men who did not fully appreciate Ohm's law.

— Oliver Heaviside

We do not dwell in the Palace of Truth. But, as was mentioned to me not long since, "There is a time coming when all things shall be found out." I am not so sanguine myself, believing that the well in which Truth is said to reside is really a bottomless pit.

— Oliver Heaviside

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