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Everything...

With me, everything turns into mathematics. ― René Descartes

All things in nature...

But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically. ― René Descartes

We came in peace for all mankind...

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind. — Neil Armstrong (Plaque left on the moon, July 20, 1969)

The hardest arithmetic...

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. -- Eric Hoffer

Trying to be tall...

Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others. — Paramhansa Yogananda

Celebrated by pomp and parade...

"I believe that it (Independence Day) will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival... it ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..." -- John Adams

John Adams probably wouldn't have minded extending his list by adding, "ham radio".  Happy Independence Day!  Let the bells of freedom ring.

Divine madness...

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. -- Alfred North Whitehead