E. T. Bell Quotes & Sayings

13 most famous E. T. Bell quotes and sayings (mathematician). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

E. T. Bell Quotes
“'Obvious' is the most dangerous word in mathematics.”
“Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“The longer mathematics lives the more abstract - and therefore, possibly also the more practical - it becomes.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“Fashion as King is sometimes a very stupid ruler.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.”
E. T. Bell Quotes
“Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about.”

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