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JEAN LE ROND D'ALEMBERT
French mathematican and philosopher
(1717 - 1783)

Gaming is the destruction of all decorum; the prince forgets at it his dignity, and the lady her modesty.
      - [Gambling]

High office, is like a pyramid; only two kinds of animals reach the summit--reptiles and eagles.
      - [Office]

Just go on . . . and faith will soon return.
      - to a friend hesitant with respect to infinitestimals,
        "The Mathematical Experience" by P.J. Davis and R. Hersh
        [Faith]


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