Quote by: Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie

Mathematics, as much as music or any other art, is one of the means by which we rise to a complete self-consciousness. The significance of mathematics resides precisely in the fact that it is an art; by informing us of the nature of our own minds it informs us of much that depends on our minds.


Author Bio


  • NameAntoine Thomson d'Abbadie
  • DescriptionExplorer, geographer, ethnologist, linguist and astronomer
  • BornJanuary 3, 1810
  • DiedMarch 20, 1897
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionExplorer; Numismatist; Physicist; Cartographer
  • AwardsKnight Of The Legion Of Honour