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Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Carl Friedrich Gauss.

God does arithmetic.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians,
have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not
the fault of mathematics,
for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

 

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal
only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to
require that every possible means be explored for the
solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

You know that I write slowly.
This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until
I have said as much as possible in a few words,
and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

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The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite
numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime
factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

To praise it would amount to praising myself.
For the entire content of the work...
coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which
have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

I am coming more and more to the conviction that the
necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated,
at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds,
space has a reality outside our minds,
so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning,
not possession but the act of getting there,
which grants the greatest enjoyment.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers,
who set two half proofs equal to a whole one,
but in the sense of a mathematician,
where half proof = 0,
and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

When I have clarified and exhausted a subject,
then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

I have had my results for a long time:
but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

To such idle talk it might further be added:
that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled
with specific shortcomings,
it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial.
When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most people are more skilled at begging God than at thanking God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Your life within God's arms,
Your dance within God's arms,
Is already Perfect!
- Hafiz

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Everything is God
- don Miguel Ruiz

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before the throne of the Almighty,
man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
For God alone reads our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that rainbows and butterflies are God's gift to your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

God is a verb, not a noun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

The World Runs On God's Rules, and On God's Time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

God gives some more than others
because some accept more than others.
- Ernest Holmes

Inhale, and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you.
Exhale, and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
- Krishnamacharya

We live in a spiritual Universe.
God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

Whenever God wakes in us, our thinking
becomes clear - nothing is missing.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

The cathedral of my God of no church
is the entirety of the universe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Each one of us is an outlet to God
and an inlet to God.
- Ernest Holmes


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