Quote by Bertrand Russell
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
This quote by Bertrand Russell cleverly highlights the puzzling nature of mathematics. It accentuates the humbling and intriguing aspect of the subject, suggesting that mathematicians constantly grapple with uncertainty and ambiguity. It suggests that although mathematical concepts and statements may be precise and logical, the true nature and reality behind these concepts remain elusive. Essentially, it implies that mathematics is a continuously evolving field where absolute knowledge and certainty are never fully attainable.
The other night I came home late, and tried to unlock my house with my car keys. I started the house up. So, I drove it around for a while. I was speeding, and a cop pulled me over. He asked where I lived. I said, right here, officer. Later, I parked it on the freeway, got out, and yelled at all the cars, Get out of my driveway!
In a certain sense, and to a certain extent, he the president is the representative of the people. He is elected by them, as well as congress is. But can he, in the nature of things, know the wants of the people, as well as three hundred other men, coming from all the various localities of the nation? If so, where is the propriety of having a congress?
Man has been reared by his errors: first he never saw himself other than imperfectly, second he attributed to himself imaginary qualities, third he felt himself in a false order of rank with animal and nature, fourth he continually invented new tables of values and for a time took each of them to be eternal and unconditional...If one deducts the effect of these four errors, one has also deducted away humanity, humaneness, and 'human dignity'.