Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and… (read more)
There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for… (read more)
Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.
A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs,… (read more)
Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.
I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.