The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics.

G. H. Hardy (1877-1947) British mathematician [Godfrey Harold Hardy]
A Mathematician’s Apology (1941)
Added on 10-Nov-08 | Last updated 10-Nov-08
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