Mathematicians born on this day:
1748 : Tinseau |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1567 : Stifel |

Evgeny Slutsky | Richard von Mises | Karl Peterson |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**Charles S Peirce** (1839 - 1914)

Among the minor, yet striking characteristics of mathematics, may be mentioned the fleshless and skeletal build of its propositions; the peculiar difficulty, complication, and stress of its reasonings; the perfect exactitude of its results; their broad universality; their practical infallibility.

Quoted in J R Newman, *The World of Mathematics* (New York 1956)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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