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E. T. Bell Quotes and Sayings
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The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past
in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.
- E. T. Bell

The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can
no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice,
but so can the quest for austere generalities which
are so very general indeed that they are incapable
of application to any particular.
- E. T. Bell

Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.
- E. T. Bell

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless
game played with meaningless marks on paper,
the only mathematical experience to which we can refer
is the making of marks on paper.
- E. T. Bell

 

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry,
simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense
of the fitness of things,
creative mathematicians now, as in the past,
are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than
by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.
- E. T. Bell

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself
which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
- E. T. Bell

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Fashion as King is sometimes a very stupid ruler.
- E. T. Bell

I have always hated machinery, and the only machine
I ever understood was a wheelbarrow,
and that but imperfectly.
- E. T. Bell

Time makes fools of us all.
Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us.
- E. T. Bell

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- E. T. Bell

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof.
Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
- E. T. Bell

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting,
it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands
what more than half a dozen are about.
- E. T. Bell

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made
and it motivates you to work even harder.
- Natalie Gulbis

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- Steve Jobs

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
- Red Skelton

You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.
- William J. Clinton

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes;
it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for
having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes,
your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
- Holly Near

The problem is you tend to look back and identify mistakes,
and as a consequence of feeling terrible about mistakes
you say you bungled this so bad,
let's get out of here.
- Bob Kerrey

A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
- Bryant H. McGill

When I left HEEP I didn't know what I wanted!
It took me a long time to adjust to life away from
the band and the only thing I knew was that I didn't
want to repeat my mistakes!
- Ken Hensley

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed.
Right at the top, if you make enough of them,
it's considered to be your style.
- Fred Astaire

And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever.
- Jim Otto

Since I was a kid, he's told me to learn from his mistakes.
- Scott Caan

In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win.
Not in golf.
I played three rounds in that Tahoe event,
and I was drained.
Mentally, not physically.
- Pete Sampras

All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say 'No' and said 'Yes'.
- Moss Hart

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure.
They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.
- Dale Turner

It isn't making mistakes that's critical;
it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world,
but not to himself.
The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself,
but not to the world.
- Charles Caleb Colton

One makes mistakes; that is life.
But it is never a mistake to have loved.
- Romain Rolland

I love sitting down and talking to people.
CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked.
They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes.
- Daisy Fuentes

My life is full of mistakes.
They're like pebbles that make a good road.
- Beatrice Wood

When a system is stable, telling the worker about mistakes is only tampering.
- W. Edwards Deming

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
- Jimi Hendrix

An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.
- Ring Lardner

A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the
world and work and make mistakes.
- Sam Abell

Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.
- Walter Gropius

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes
while reminding us of what used to be.
- Gene Tierney


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