Librarian of Alexandria

Quotes

Most writers on logic strongly object to all symbols, except the venerable Barbara, Celarent, etc., …I should advise the reader not to make up his mind on this point until he has well weighed two facts which nobody disputes, both separately and in connexion. First, logic is the only science which has made no progress since the revival of letters; secondly, logic is the only science which has produced no growth of symbols.

—Augustus De Morgan