Godfrey H. Hardy

1877 - 1947

A Quote by Godfrey H. Hardy on mathematics and purity

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.

Godfrey H. Hardy (1877 - 1947)

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A Quote by Godfrey H. Hardy on destruction, existence, life, science, and wealth

A science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life.

Godfrey H. Hardy (1877 - 1947)

Source: A Mathematician's Apology, London, Cambridge University Press, 1941.

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A Quote by Godfrey H. Hardy on appreciation, criticism, men, and work

There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for the men who explain. Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds.

Godfrey H. Hardy (1877 - 1947)

Source: A Mathematician's Apology, London, Cambridge University Press, 1941.

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