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During this time my intellectual ambitions were taking shape. I resolved not to adopt a profession, but to devote myself to writing. I remember a cold, bright day in early spring when I walked by myself in the Tiergarten,...I thoughtthatwouldwriteoneseriesofbooksonthphilosophyofthesciencesfrompuremathematics to physiology, and another series ofbookson social questions. ... (p. 127)
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... I knew Wittgenstein first at Cambridge before the War. He was an Austrian, and his father was enormously rich. ... Through reading mathematics he became interested in the principles of mathematics, and asked at Manchester who there was who worked at this subject. Somebody mentioned my name, and he took up his residence at Trinity. He was perhaps the most perfect example I have ever known of genius ... (p. 329)
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The letter was my last contact with him. ... When he died, shortly afterwards, I was sorry I had not been bolder. The house is gone, demolished by Hitler. Conrad, I suppose, is in process of being forgotten, but his intense and passionate nobility shines in my memory like a star seen from the bottom of a well. I wish I could make his light shine for others as it shone for me. (p. 219)
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Of all that he had written I admired most the terrible story called 'The Heart of Darkness,' in which a rather weak idealist is driven mad by horror of the tropical forest and loneliness among savages. This story expresses, I think, most completely his philosophy of life. I felt, though I do not know whether he would have accepted such an image, that he thought of civilised and morally tolerable ... (p. 216)
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Of all that he had written I admired most the terrible story called 'The Heart of Darkness,' in which a rather weak idealist is driven mad by horror of the tropical forest and loneliness among savages. Thi story expresses, I think, most completely his philosophy of life. I felt, though I do not know whether he would have accepted such an image, that he thought of civilised and morally tolerable ... (p. 216)
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The Congress was a turning point in my intellectual life, because I there met Peano. I already knew him by name and had seen some of his work, but had not taken the trouble to master his notation. In discussions at the Congress I observed that he was always more precise than anyone else, and that he invariably got the better of any argument upon which he embarked. ... (p. 147)
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... Whitehead passed gradually from a teacher into a friend. In 1890 as a Freshman at Cambridge, I had attended his lectures on statics. he told the class to study article 35 in the text-book. Then he turned to me and said, 'You needn't study it, because you know it already'. I had quoted it by number in the scholarship examination ten months earlier. He won my heart by remembering this fact. (p. 129)
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During this time my intellectual ambitions were taking shape. I resolved not to adopt a profession, but to devote myself to writing. I remember a cold, bright day in early spring when I walked by myself in the Tiergarten,...I thought that I would write one series of books on the philosophy of the sciences from pure mathematics to physiology, and another series of books on social questions. ... (p. 127)
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During this time my intellectual ambitions were taking shape. I resolved not to adopt a profession, but to devote myself to writing. I remember a cold, bright day in early spring when I walked by myself in the Tiergarten,...I thought that would write one series of books on the philosophy of the sciences from pure mathematics to physiology, and another series of books on social questions. ... (p. 127)"
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... Once during a lecture on hydrostatics, one of the young men interrupted to say: 'Have you not forgotten the centrifugal forces on the lid?' The lecturer gasped, and then said: 'I have been doing this example that way for twenty years, but you are right.' It was a blow to me during the War to find that, even at Cambridge, intellectual honesty had its limitations. ... (p. 71)
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At the end of the year and a half at the crammer's I was examined for scholarships in December 1889, and obtained a minor scholarship. During the ten months that intervened before my going to Cambridge, I lived at home, and coached with the man whom the crammer had hired to teach me.
For a time at the crammer's I had one friend - a man named Edward FitzGerald. His mother was American, ... (p. 38 )
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