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