A Quote by Howard W. Eves on adoption, boasts, earth, ideas, and victory

One is hard pressed to think of universal customs that man has successfully established on earth. There is one, however, of which he can boast the universal adoption of the Hindu-Arabic numerals to record numbers. In this we perhaps have man's unique worldwide victory of an idea.

Howard W. Eves

Source: Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.

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