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Bell, Eric Temple. 1883-1960. Scottish-American mathematician and professor at Caltech.

"With a literature much vaster than those of algebra and arithmetic combined, and at least as extensive as that of analysis, geometry is a richer treasure house of more interesting and half-forgotten things, which a hurried generation has no leisure to enjoy, than any other division of mathematics."
Coxeter and Greitzer 1967, Geometry Revisited, p. 1.

"The cowboys have a way of trussing up a steer or a pugnacious bronco which fixes the brute so that it can neither move nor think. This is the hog-tie, and it is what Euclid did to geometry."
The Search For Truth.

"Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions."
In H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles., Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.




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