Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising.— Edward Charles Titchmarsh
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It can be of no practical use to know that Pi is irrational, but if we can know, it surely would be intolerable not to know.
Many of the proofs in mathematics are very long and intricate.
Others, though not long, are very ingeniously constructed.
Algebra goes to the heart of the matter at it ignores the casual nature of particular cases.
There are certainly people who regard √2 as something perfectly obvious but jib at √-1. This is because they think they can visualise the former as something in physical space but not the latter. Actually √-1 is a much simpler concept.
I met a man once who told me that far from believing in the square root of minus one, he didn't believe in minus one. This is at any rate a consistent attitude.