Quotations by Godfrey Harold Hardy
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Born: Wednesday, February 7, 1877
Died: Monday, December 1, 1947 (70 years old)
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
(Keywords: Beauty, First, Mathematics, Ugly, World)
I was at my best at a little past forty, when I was a professor at Oxford.
I wrote a great deal... but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction.
(Keywords: Importance, Satisfaction)