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Godfrey Harold Hardy Quotes

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

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

I was at my best at a little past forty, when I was a professor at Oxford.

I wrote a great deal... but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction.