Andre Weil Quotes (10 quotes)
“First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.”
As quoted in Comic Sections (Dublin 1993) by D MacHale
“God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.”
As quoted in Mathematical Circles Adieu (Boston 1977) by H Eves
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAndre Weil
Born: May 6, 1906
Died: August 6, 1998 (aged 92)
Bio: André Weil was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, renowned for the breadth and quality of his research output, its influence on future work, and the elegance of his exposition. He is especially known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto early leader of the influential Bourbaki group.