Quotations by Augustin-Louis Cauchy

Men pass away, but their deeds abide.
[His last words (?)]
Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited (Boston 1971).

[Regarding √(-1)]: ... we can repudiate completely and which we can abandon without regret because one does not know what this pretended sign signifies nor what sense one ought to attribute to it.
Said in 1847

JOC/EFR February 2006

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