English Mathematician Quotes

175 English Mathematician quotes:

"We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done."
"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human."
"No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company."
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"Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity."
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted."
"Machines take me by surprise with great frequency."
"No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it."
"Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed."
"Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability."
"May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life."
"Mathematics is the music of reason."
"Natural selection is not evolution."
"It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all."
"Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth."
"Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing."
"The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry."
"Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself."
"Always try the problem that matters most to you."
"But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library."
"What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike."

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