Augustin-Louis Cauchy Professions : Mathematician Born : August 21, 1789 Died : May 23, 1857 Browse All Authors Top 6 quotes by Augustin-Louis Cauchy Men pass away, but their deeds abide. [His last words.] Augustin-Louis Cauchy deeds passing-away men I shall never flaunt the little learning that I have acquired through the care and help my father has given me. If I have learned anything, it is only because he took care to teach me. Had he not taken upon himself the trouble of instructing me, I would be as ignorant as many other children. Augustin-Louis Cauchy taken father children As for methods I have sought to give them all the rigour that one requires in geometry, so as never to have recourse to the reasons drawn from the generality of algebra. Augustin-Louis Cauchy reason giving science Residues arise... naturally in several branches of analysis... Their consideration provides simple and easy-to-use methods, which are applicable to a large number of diverse questions, and some new results... Augustin-Louis Cauchy analysis simple numbers First, it is necessary to study the facts, to multiply the number of observations, and then later to search for formulas that connect them so as thus to discern the particular laws governing a certain class of phenomena. In general, it is not until after these particular laws have been established that one can expect to discover and articulate the more general laws that complete theories by bringing a multitude of apparently very diverse phenomena together under a single governing principle. Augustin-Louis Cauchy law class numbers I am a Christian which means that I believe in the deity of Christ, like Tycho de Brahe, Copernicus, Descartes, Newton, Leibnitz, Pascalâ€¦ like all great astronomers mathematicians of the past. Augustin-Louis Cauchy christian mean believe Similar Authors Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch mathematician Brahmagupta mathematician Augustus De Morgan mathematician Atle Selberg mathematician Arthur Cayley mathematician Arnold Ross mathematician All Authors