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Popular passages

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  • 1. Popular passagesPage 65 - —Appears in 1347 books from 1880-2008Page 193 -Appears in 80 books from 1970-2008Page 174 - Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. Theentire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water sufAppears in 157 books from 1887-2007Page 183 -Appears in 58 books from 1957-2008Page 556 -Appears in 28 books from 1971-2008Page xii - It seems that mathematical ideas are arranged somehow in strata, the ideas in eachstratum being linked by a complex of relations both among themselves and with those aboveand below. The lower the stratum, the deeper (and in general the more difficult) the idea.Thus the idea of an "irrational" is deeper than that of an integer; and Pythagorass theorem is,for that reason, deeper thaAppears in 6 books from 1948-2003Page 20 - It is remarkaAppears in 30 books from 1845-2004Page 460 - immortality, cover no distinctive sense-content whatever, it follows thattheoretically speaking they are words devoid of any significance. Yet strangely enough theyhave a definite meaning for our practice. We can act as if there were a God; feel as if we werefree; consider Nature as if she were full of special designs; lay plans as if we were to beimmortal; and we find then that these words do makeAppears in 27 books from 1902-2007

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