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...mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. Every other science, even logic, especially in its early stages, is in danger of evaporating into airy nothingness, degenerating, as the Germans say, into an arachnoid film, spun from the stuff that dreams are made of. There is no such danger for pure mathematics; for that is precisely what mathematics ought to be.
Mathematics is purely hypothetical: it produces nothing but conditional propositions.
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics.
Another characteristic of mathematical thought is that it can have no success where it cannot generalize.
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