• Of possible quadruple algebras the one that had seemed to him by far the most beautiful and remarkable was practically identical with quaternions, and that he thought it most interesting that a calculus which so strongly appealed to the human mind by its intrinsic beauty and symmetry should prove to be especially adapted to the study of natural phenomena. The mind of man and that of Nature's God must work in the same channels.

    "The American Mathematical Monthly: The Official Journal of the Mathematical Association of America, Volume 32". Book published by The Association (p. 6), 1925.