# Mathematical Quotations -- O

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** Oakley, C.O.**

The study of mathematics cannot be replaced by any other activity that
will train and develop man's purely logical faculties to the same level
of rationality.

*The American Mathematical Monthly*, 56, 1949, p19.

**Ogyu, Sorai (1666 - 1729)**

Mathematicians boast of their exacting achievements, but in reality they
are absorbed in mental acrobatics and contribute nothing to society.

*Complete Works on Japan's Philosophical Thought*. 1956.

**Oppenheimer, Julius Robert (1904 - 1967)**

Today, it is not only that our kings do not know mathematics, but our
philosophers do not know mathematics and -- to go a step further -- our
mathematicians do not know mathematics.

"The Tree of Knowledge" in *Harper's*, 217, 1958.

**Osgood, W. F.**

The calculus is the greatest aid we have to the application of physical
truth in the broadest sense of the word.

In N. Rose *Mathematical Maxims and Minims*, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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