Quotes from the category Numbers:
- Although meaningless in a tribal context, numbers and statistics assume mythic and magical qualities of infallibility in literate societies. permalink
Take Today: The Executive as Dropout (1972)
- Do you think Arabs are dumb? They gave us our numbers. Try doing long division with Roman numerals. permalink
A Man Without a Country (2005)
- Economic systems are not value-free columns of numbers based on rules of reason, but ways of expressing what varying societies believe is important. permalink
Moving Beyond Words (1994)
- If one wants to know how many planets there are one counts them but does not ask a philosopher what is the perfect number. permalink
Reflections of a Physicist (1950)
- Law Number XXXV: The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity. permalink
Augustine's Laws (1983)
- Let proportion be found not only in numbers and measures, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions, and what ever force there is. permalink
- Perfect numbers, like perfect men, are very rare. permalink
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