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It is not that polar co-ordinates are complicated, it is simply
that cartesian co-ordinates are simpler than they have a right to be.
-- Kleppner & Kolenhow, "An Introduction to Mechanics"
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It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to
mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.
-- H.L. Mencken
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It is true that if your paperboy throws your paper into the bushes for five
straight days it can be explained by Newton's Law of Gravity. But it takes
Murphy's law to explain why it is happening to you.
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It seems intuitively obvious to me, which means that it might be wrong.
-- Chris Torek
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It seems that more and more mathematicians are using a new, high level
language named "research student".
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"It's easier said than done."
... and if you don't believe it, try proving that it's easier done than
said, and you'll see that "it's easier said that `it's easier done than
said' than it is done", which really proves that "it's easier said than
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It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.
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It's later than you think, the joint Russian-American space mission has
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It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one.
-- Phil White
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It's not hard to admit errors that are [only] cosmetically wrong.
-- J.K. Galbraith