seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be that the professor is lecturing with the cat
Now that commercial computation has become so slick and seductive, people forget that technology and technology art are hard labor. It’s a tough scrabble when you’re really on the electronic frontier. And if it’s nothing but decadent pointing and clicking, how will you know if you’re any damn good? You’re good if you’re building something that people could use with some sense of decency.
— Bruce Sterling
…let us remember that with respect to character, mathematicians, whether researchers or teachers, are just a cross section of humanity and, with respect to egotism, a rather disagreeable portion of humanity.
— Professor Morris Kline
Most [textbook] authors profited as little from their study of English as their readers then profit from the study of mathematics…