Famous quotes by Mathematicians


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"Silence is better than unmeaning words"
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"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
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"To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science"
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"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants"
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"A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding"
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"I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy"
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"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction"
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"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy"
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"It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded"
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"If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought"
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"We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge"
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"Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition"
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"No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company"
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"Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity"
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"Machines take me by surprise with great frequency"
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"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted"
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"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human"
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"As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom"
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"Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few"
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"I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them"
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"I understood that the will could not be improved before the mind had been enlightened"
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"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"
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"Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics"
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"We build too many walls and not enough bridges"
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"We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances"
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"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me"
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"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me"
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"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people"
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"Errors are not in the art but in the artificers"
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