Category Archives: motivational stuff

Euclid, the one and only one

Euclid alone

Has looked on Beauty bare Fortunate they

Who, though once only and then but far away,

Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay (1923)

Wisdom of Paul Erdos

If numbers are not beautiful, I don’t know what is. Paul Erdos

Wisdom of Bill Thurston, Fields Medallist, Topologist

Thinking is seeing. Bill Thurston

Wisdom of Werner Heisenberg

The equation knows best. — Werner Heisenberg

Wisdom of Leopold Kronecker

God created the integers, all the rest is man-made. Leopold Kronecker

Wisdom of Plato

There is no royal road to geometry. — Plato

Wisdom of Socrates

(1) Gnothi Seaton ( Know thyself ) (2) The only thing I know is that I do not know (3) I know therefore I am.

Wisdom of Richard Feynman

I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there. Richard Feynman

Wisdom of mathematician Lloyd Shapley, game theorist

It is very hard to be a good mathematician unless you can hold a single thought in your mind. — Lloyd Shapley, game theorist.

Wisdom of John Nash, Jr. Nobel Laureate, Abel Laureate genius mathematician

‘The only thing more important the power of the human brain is the courage of the human heart.” — John Nash, Jr., Nobel Laureate, Abel Laureate genius mathematician