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James Joseph Sylvester Quotes and Sayings

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The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the
laws of the intelligible world;
the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the
laws of human intelligence.
- James Joseph Sylvester

The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry.
- James Joseph Sylvester

Mathematics is the music of reason.
- James Joseph Sylvester

May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense,
mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics,
the mathematician thinks music: music the dream,
mathematics the working life.
- James Joseph Sylvester

 

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

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I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never fight an inanimate object.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Crave for a thing, you will get it.
Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
- Swami Sivananda

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached,
even death.
- Blaise Pascal

It is a beautiful trait in the lover's character,
that they think no evil of the object loved.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress,
grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their
marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
- Minna Antrim

With pop stars or film stars, we become the object
of people's self-definition,
as well as the object of sexual definition.
- George Michael

In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true
is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and,
I do believe, an object of affection and-yes,
love.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking
a question he cannot answer,
and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sculpture occupies real space like we do...
you walk around it and relate to it almost as another
person or another object.
- Chuck Close

The will is never free - it is always attached to an object,
a purpose.
It is simply the engine in the car -
it can't steer.
- Joyce Cary

I can say, Christ has been my only object;
thank God,
my righteousness too...
Hold fast to Christ.
- John Nelson Darby

The object of golf is not just to win.
It is to play like a gentleman, and win.
- Phil Mickelson

I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject,
all the texture around it...
I always want to see the third dimension of something...
I want to come alive with the object.
- Andrew Wyeth

An ugly baby is a very nasty object -
and the prettiest is frightful.
- Queen Victoria

The self has the characteristic that it is an object to itself,
and that characteristic distinguishes it from other
objects and from the body.
- George H. Mead

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority,
and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good,
just, and honest.
- John Winthrop

The self thus becomes aware of itself,
at least in its practical action, and discovers itself
as a cause among other causes and as an object subject
to the same laws as other objects.
- Jean Piaget

Our object in the construction of the state is the
greatest happiness of the whole,
and not that of any one class.
- Plato

A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge,
and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.
- Robert Smithson

Every view, and every object I studied attentively,
by viewing them again and again on every side,
for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men,
for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
- Thomas Arnold

It has never been my object to record my dreams,
just the determination to realize them.
- Man Ray

In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Admiration is a very short-lived passion,
that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
- Joseph Addison

My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex,
she objects.
- Les Dawson

Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men,
then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
- Muhammad Iqbal

An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success
when it is made in place of your best effort or when
it is used as the object of the blame.
- Bo Bennett

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are
the three factors which motivate action;
the senses,
the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
- Friedrich Schiller

I object to a legal approach when settling questions
of science or scientific behavior.
- Serge Lang

A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice
the object or situation it bespeaks.
A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.
- Susanne Langer

A lot of my works deal with a passage,
which is about time.
I don't see anything that I do as a static object in space.
It has to exist as a journey in time.
- Maya Lin

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask
people to pay to see what I do on the screen,
I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
- Alan Ladd

The fool within himself is the object of pity,
until he is flattered.
- Richard Steele

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
- Karl Marx

Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
- George Meredith

I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha
male as some kind of ancillary object,
and to this day it mystifies me.
- Courtney Love

In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first...
The first object of any good system must be that of
developing first class men.
- Frederick W. Taylor

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God.
For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God -
I hear and behold God in every object,
yet understand God not in the least.
- Walt Whitman

It's a little bit late in the day for men to object
that women are getting outside their proper sphere.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

I felt it was part of the spirit of the whole program
to do more than simply make an object.
- Martin Puryear

Truth, like light, blinds.
Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight
that enhances every object.
- Albert Camus

The object of government in peace and in war is not
the glory of rulers or of races,
but the happiness of common man.
- William Beveridge

Desire creates its own object.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

What I object to the current government intervention
in so-called 'solving the crisis',
they haven't solved anything.
They've just postponed it.
- Marc Faber

In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect
is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with
the behavior of some heavy,
macroscopic object; that's how we measure it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love.
- Henry Fielding

The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women.
What I object to is being treated either as Madonnas or Mary Magdalenes.
- Shirley Williams

Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad
idea which could only have originated in California.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance,
and does not object to sharing.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

Once the object has been constructed,
I have a tendency to discover in it,
transformed and displaced,
images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
- Alberto Giacometti

Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others.
Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to.
Physical sloth can be heavenly.
- Elizabeth Hurley

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion.
Flee it if you feel it.
Passion goes, boredom remains.
- Coco Chanel

If man made himself the first object of study,
he would see how incapable he is of going further.
How can a part know the whole?
- Blaise Pascal

The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was
to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt.
- Maimonides

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain
majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
- James K. Polk

The object of this competition is not to be mean to
the losers but to find a winner.
The process makes you mean because you get frustrated.
- Simon Cowell

Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.
- Minor White

The first meal was an object lesson of much variety.
My father produced several kinds of food,
ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin
cans that had printing all over them.
- Mary Antin


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