Andrey (azangru) wrote,


В предисловии к одному из изданий своих математических задач (Pillow Problems) Кэрролл писал, что предлагает размышлять над ними в часы бессонницы, чтобы отвлекаться от нездоровых мыслей. К числу таких мыслей он относил следующие:

There are sceptical thoughts, which seem for the moment to uproot the firmest faith: there are blasphemous thoughts, which dart unbidden into the most reverent souls; there are unholy thoughts, which torture, with their hateful presence, the fancy that would fain be pure. Against all these some real mental work is a most helpful ally.

В русском переводе (Полуночные задачи. Мир, 1979) эта часть предисловия тихонько вырезана :-)

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