September 3, 1814 – March 15, 1897 James Joseph Sylvester (3 September 1814 – 15 March 1897) was an English mathematician, and a leader in American mathematics in the second half of the 19th century.

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Number, place, and combination . . . the three intersecting but distinct spheres of thought to which all mathematical ideas admit of being referred.

James Joseph Sylvester — Sylvester's Collected Mathematical Papers , Volume 1, page 91.
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As the prerogative of Natural Science is to cultivate a taste for observation, so that of Mathematics is, almost from the starting point, to stimulate the faculty of invention.

James Joseph Sylvester — "A plea for the mathematician", Nature , Volume 1, page 261.
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To know him was to know one of the historic figures of all time, one of the immortals; and when he was really moved to speak, his eloquence equalled his genius.

James Joseph Sylvester — G. B. Halsted, in F. Cajori's Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States (Washington, 1890), page 265.
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