Category Archives: motivational stuff

Wisdom of Alexander Graham Bell

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the task at hand, the sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell

Wisdom of Newton or Newton s way

Newton’s patience was limitless. Truth, he often said much later, was the offspring of silence and meditation. And, he said, I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little into a full and clear light.

Wisdom of Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom of Bertrand Russell

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of paintings or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. — Bertrand Russell (1902)

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