Quotations by Daniel Bernoulli

...it would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth.
Quoted in The Mathematical Intelligencer 13 (1991).

... there is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.
Quoted in C Truesdell, Essays in the History of Mathematics

JOC/EFR December 2013

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