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The Essence of Mathematics....

The essence of mathematics is accuracy.

Walter Bagehot
The Works of Walter Baghot
Travelers Insurance Company, 1891

The essence of mathematics is exact truthfulness.

Ellery W. Davis
Mathematical Supplement of School Science, 1903

The esssence of mathematics lies precisely in its freedom.

Georg Cantor
Mathematische Annalen, 1883

Source: Source: American Mathematical Monthly, March 2011, p. 197