Thoughts about Research – a list of interesting quotes



Professor Piotr Pragacz, a mathematician working in the area of algebraic geometry here at IMPAN, has collected a few quotes on mathematics and science a little more generally.

Some of my favorites listed include

Nicolaus Copernicus: “Mathematics is written for mathematicians.”

Godfrey H. Hardy: “Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.”

Albert Einstein: “The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

David Hibert: “One can measure the importance of a scientific work by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it.”

Henri Poincaré: “The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful.”

And my personal favorite

Winston Churchill: “Success consists of going from failure
to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ”

Follow the link below for many more quotes.

Thoughts About Research