Most of us are unaware of our deep-seated faith in numbers.

Carl Eckart— p. 94 (Our Modern Idol: Mathematical Science (1984))

But this same process of the old teaching the young can also cause errors and false conclusions to accumulate with the passage of time. One should therefore study ancient writings, not so much in the hope of finding lost wisdom as in the hope of locating the origin of errors that have been, and still are, accepted truths.

Carl Eckart— p. 3 (Our Modern Idol: Mathematical Science (1984))

Each community has a curious and distorted image of itself which is always flattering.

Carl Eckart— p. 35 (Our Modern Idol: Mathematical Science (1984))

If we are to control our own future, it will be necessary, not only to obtain the cooperation of people, but to prepare comprehensive plans for that future.

Carl Eckart— p. 41 (Our Modern Idol: Mathematical Science (1984))

A good plan will therefore include alternative actions, the choice between them being left open until the passage of time indicates which is feasible and which is not.

Carl Eckart— p. 42 (Our Modern Idol: Mathematical Science (1984))

Hunting is doing business with animals.

Carl Eckart— p. 362 (Our Modern Idol: Mathematical Science (1984))