# G. H. Hardy's Quotes

*Born:* 1970-01-01

*Profession:* Mathematician

*Nation:* British

Biography of G. H. Hardy

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.

**Tags:**Enough, Intelligence, Time

A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

**Tags:**Ideas, Permanent, Poet

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.

**Tags:**Pure, Useful, Whole

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.

**Tags:**Die, Forgotten, Ideas

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.

**Tags:**Art, Creative, Interested