Bradman is a whole class above any batsman who has ever lived: if Archimedes, Newton and **Gauss** remain in the Hobbs class, I have to admit the possibility of a class above them, which I find difficult to imagine. They had better be moved from now on into the Bradman class.

— Quoted by C. P. Snow in his introduction to reprints of the book.

Carl Friedrich **Gauss**, often rated the greatest mathematician of all time, played the market. On a salary of 1,000 thalers a year, Euler left an estate of 170,587 thalers in cash and securities. Nothing is known of **Gauss**'s investment methods.

— Part Three, Arbitrage, This Is Not the Time To Buy Stocks, p. 132