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Favorite Quotes

I only believe in apriori truths
— Kurt Godel

any idiot can be a specialist today, but to do work bringing together different fields is a real challenge.

— I. A. Barfod

Mathematicians stand on each other’s shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other’s toes. 
— Richard Hamming

“The chief difference between scientists and mathematicians is that mathematicians have a much more direct connection to reality.”
— D. Hilbert ? (I am unsure if it was he who said this, please help if you have info).

Simply because it is trendy does not mean it is good

— D. Knuth

You get more prestige in doing good science than doing popular science… It is in the long term that has most benefit to the world

–D. Knuth

Those who know do, those who understand teach“.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2014 12:13 pm

    I am disagree with the statement: Simply because it is trendy does not mean it is good. Hah, when I make a application or build a website, I want to keep simply, keep user-friendly . (Your student: Nancy ^_^)

    • March 18, 2014 12:56 pm

      Thanks for your visit Nancy. “Simply” in the quote is equivalent to the English idiom “Just because”.
      Keep on blogging 🙂


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