"The elegance of a mathematical theorem is directly proportional to the number of independent ideas one can see in the theorem and inversely proportional to the effort it takes to see them."

Born: December 13, 1887

Die: September 7, 1985

Occupation: Mathematician

If you cannot solve the proposed problem try to solve first some related problem.

The principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible.

If there is a problem you can't solve, then there is an easier problem you can't solve: find it.

A GREAT discovery solves a great problem but there is a grain of discovery in any problem.

The best of ideas is hurt by uncritical acceptance and thrives on critical examination.

An idea which can be used once is a trick. If it can be used more than once it becomes a method.

Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way.

The open secret of real success is to throw your whole personality into your problem.

I am too good for philosophy and not good enough for physics. Mathematics is in between.

It is better to solve one problem five different ways, than to solve five problems one way.

When introduced at the wrong time or place, good logic may be the worst enemy of good teaching.

The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the ability to reach it.” – Chloe Traeger

Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available

The exercise of true leadership is inversely proportional to the exercise of power.

In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.

Your success is directly proportional to the quality of the relationships in your life.

The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability.

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

― Dr. Seuss