# James Joseph Sylvester Quotes

## Quotations and aphorisms by James Joseph Sylvester:

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.

~James Joseph Sylvester

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The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry.

~James Joseph Sylvester

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Mathematics is the music of reason.

~James Joseph Sylvester

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May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.

~James Joseph Sylvester

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