Quotations by François Viète


There is a certain way of searching for the truth in mathematics that Plato is said first to have discovered. Theon called this analysis.

Numerical logistic is that which employs numbers; symbolic logistic that which uses symbols, as, say, the letters of the alphabet.
Introduction to the Analytic Art 1591

Quod est, Nullum non problema solvere.
There is no problem that cannot be solved.
The New Algebra


JOC/EFR February 2006

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