The Two Thieves
Two lrishmen were in prison — one for stealing a cow, the other for stealing a watch.
“Mike,” said the cow-stealer, “what o’clock is it?”
“Och, Pat, I haven’t my watch handy, but I think it’s about milking time.”
— Emerson Bennett’s Dollar Monthly, March 1860
An old sea captain used to say he didn’t care how he dressed when abroad, “because nobody knew him.” And he didn’t care how he dressed when at home, “because everybody knew him.”
— The Templar’s Magazine, July 1852
Those skilled in mathematical analysis know that its object is not simply to calculate numbers, but that it is also employed to find the relations between magnitudes which cannot be expressed in numbers and between functions whose law is not capable of algebraic expression.
— Augustin Cournot, Mathematical Theory of the Principles of Wealth, 1897