"But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius."
- Marston Morse (1892 - 1977)
Quoted in S Gudder A Mathematical Journey
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."
- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
"Give him a coin, since he must profit by what he learns."
- Euclid. A remark made to his servant when a student asked what he would get out of studying geometry.
" ... the Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stones; we transitioned to better solutions."
- Steven Chu (February 1, 2013 on resigning as US Energy Secretary)
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004)
... Illegitemus non carborundum est ...
... It's not what's been done, it's what needs to be done ...
- C.D., Walker Texas Ranger
... Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds. ...
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), poet
... Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. ...
- Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Roman Catholic saint
... a most important question was for ten days hourly asked in the cathedral city of Barchester, and answered every hour in various ways - Who was to be the new Bishop? ...
- Anthony Trollope (Barchester Towers)
... it is often more difficult to discover results in this subject than to prove them ...
- A.O.L. Atkin
It is better to say something and not be sure than not to say anything at all.
- R. P. F.
It's a Hecke of an operator!
Is the Shimura lift some kind of plastic surgery?
Who would dare mock theta functions?
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