"Most people have some appreciation of mathematics, just as most people can enjoy a pleasant tune; and there are probably more people really interested in mathematics than in music. Appearances suggest the contrary, but there are easy explanations. Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity"

Born: February 7, 1877

Die: December 1, 1947

Occupation: Mathematician

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

Cricket is the only game where you are playing against eleven of the other side and ten of your own.

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

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

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

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss