Pierre de Fermat Quote
“I have discovered a truly remarkable proof of this theorem which this margin is too small to contain.”
―Pierre de Fermat
Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Hudibras, a poem, Volume 1, printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean, 1819, p. 366, Part II, Canto II
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
Pierre de Fermat
Born: August 17, 1601
Died: January 12, 1665 (aged 63)
Bio: Pierre de Fermat was a French lawyer at the Parlement of Toulouse, France, and an amateur mathematician who is given credit for early developments that led to infinitesimal calculus, including his adequality.