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Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
(1772 - 1801)

German poet.

Science Quotes by Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg) (8 quotes)

Das Leben der Gotter ist Mathematik.
Mathematics is the Life of the Gods.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
Attributed.
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An anecdote is an historical molecule…. The general form of history is a fusion of anecdotes.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
In M.J. Hope (ed., trans.), Novalis: His Life, Thoughts, and Works (1891), 188.
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Mathematics is the life supreme. The life of the gods is mathematics. All divine messengers are mathematicians. Pure mathematics is religion. Its attainment requires a theophany.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
In Schriften (1901), Bd.. 2, 223.
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Music has much resemblance to algebra.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
From Ludwig Tieck and Fr. Schlegel (eds.) Novalis schriften (1837), Vol. 2, 313. As translated in Robert Ιdouard Moritz, Memorabilia Mathematica; Or, The Philomath’s Quotation-book (1914), 190, from the original German, “Die Musik hat viel Aehnlichkeit mit der Algebra.”
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One may be a mathematician of the first rank without being able to compute. It is possible to be a great computer without having the slightest idea of mathematics.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
In Schriften, Zweiter Teil (1901), 223.
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Pure mathematics is not concerned with magnitude. It is merely the doctrine of notation of relatively ordered thought operations which have become mechanical.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
In Schriften (1901), Zweiter Teil, 282.
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The mathematical method is the essence of mathematics. He who fully comprehends the method is a mathematician.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
In Schriften (1901), Zweiter Teil, 190.
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The real mathematician is an enthusiast per se. Without enthusiasm no mathematics.
— Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
In Schriften (1901), Zweiter Teil, 223.
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