G. H. Hardy Quotes

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Best 6 Quotes by G. H. Hardy

“It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.”

A Mathematician's Apology Quotes

“A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.”

A Mathematician's Apology

“Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. Immortality may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.”

A Mathematician's Apology

“Real mathematics must be justified as art if it can be justified at all.”

A Mathematician's Apology

“Reductio ad absurdum, which Euclid loved so much, is one of a mathematician's finest weapons. It is a far finer gambit than any chess play: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a piece, but a mathematician offers the game.”

A Mathematician's Apology

“The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.”

A Mathematician's Apology

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