But the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.
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The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
To the extent math refers to reality, we are not certain to the extent we are certain, math does not refer to reality.
The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of economic life, the family as bearer of tradition and education has become weakened. The continuance and health of human society is therefore in a still higher degree dependent on school than formally.
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