A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
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.
It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
No discovery of mine has made, or is likely to make,... (more G. H. Hardy quotes)
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