A Quote by L.M. Passano on mathematics, prostitution, purity, and women

This trend [emphasizing applied mathematics over pure mathematics] will make the queen of the sciences into the quean of the sciences. Quean: a disreputable woman, a prostitute.

L.M. Passano

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

Contributed by: Zaady