To invent is to discern, to choose.
Quote by Henri Poincare
Henri Poincare Quotes
What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in...
It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a...
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he...
How is an error possible in mathematics?
In the old days when people invented a new function they had something useful in...
A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter.
Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
Absolute space, that is to say, the mark to which it would be necessary to...
Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects.
If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were...
Mathematicians are born, not made.
Need we add that mathematicians themselves are not infallible?
Thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations...
It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts.
To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with...
Point set topology is a disease from which the human race will soon recover.
If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is...
The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so.
If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when...