G. H. Hardy — British Mathematician born on February 07, 1877, died on December 01, 1947

Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS was an English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis... (wikipedia)

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
I was at my best at a little past forty, when I was a professor at Oxford.
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.

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