# G H Hardy Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 91

Mathematics is not a contemplative but a creative subject. G H Hardy

No one should ever be bored. ... One can be horrified, or disgusted, but one can't be bored. G H Hardy

Real mathematics must be justified as art if it can be justified at all. G H Hardy

For any serious purpose, intelligence is a very minor gift. G H Hardy

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art. G H Hardy

The study of mathematics is, if an unprofitable, a perfectly harmless and innocent occupation. G H Hardy

Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds. G H Hardy

The public does not need to be convinced that there is something in mathematics. G H Hardy

Good work is not done by 'humble' men G H Hardy

Asked if he believes in one G-d, a mathematician answered: "Yes, up to isomorphism". G H Hardy

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics. G H Hardy

Chess problems are the hymn-tunes of mathematics. G H Hardy

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books. G H Hardy

The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful. G H Hardy

Bombs are probably more merciful than bayonets G H Hardy

Most people can do nothing at all well G H Hardy

I do not know an instance of a major mathematical advance initiated by a man past fifty G H Hardy

Sometimes one has to say difficult things, but one ought to say them as simply as one knows how. G H Hardy

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