# Gauss on philosophers

Carl Friedrich Gauss said:

When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.

On one occasion I read that supposedly Gauss has added in parentheses that Aristotle was an exception. Do you know more about it?

If any, I'd be sure that Gauss rather said that "especially Aristotle", i.e. that "Aristotle was exceptionally bad".

Thus,

QUESTION   what Gauss really said?