Quotations by Robert Recorde


Exercise is the beste instrument in learnyng.
The Whetstone of Witte

To avoide the tediouse repetition of these woordes: is equalle to: I will settle as I doe often in woorke use, a paire of paralleles, or gemowe [twin] lines of one lengthe: =, bicause noe .2. thynges, can be moare equalle.
Quoted in G Simmons Calculus Gems (New York 1992).

Besides the mathematical arts there is no infallible knowledge, except that it be borrowed from them.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Wherefore in all great works are Clerks so much desired? (Wherefore are Auditors so well-fed? (What causeth Geometricians so highly to be enhaunsed? ( Why are Astronomers so greatly advanced? (Because that by number such things they find, (which else would farre excell mans minde.


JOC/EFR April 2011

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