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The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.

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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

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 usefulnes

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