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Wordsworth, William (1770 - 1850)
[Mathematics] is an independent world
Created out of pure intelligence.
Wren, Sir Christopoher
In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is a great nuisance that knowledge can only be acquired through hard work.
W. Somerset Maugham