We have heard much about the poetry of mathematics, but very little of it has yet been sung. The ancients had a juster notion of their poetic value than we. The most distinct and beautiful statement of any truth must take at last the mathematical form. We might so simplify the rules of moral philosophy, as well as of arithmetic, that one formula would express them both. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau The Project Gutenberg etext of the book is at http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/7cncd10.txt Note that it has "statement" not "statements". Regards, Rick Parker