Presenting an abstract theory in a
manner which is simple for the student is often more difficult in understanding
the theory itself.
For every solvable problem, getting to the simplest
solution is the hardest.
Nick Portokalos: Don't let your past
dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you will become.
Toula Portokalos: Nick that's beautiful.
- adapted from "My big fat Greek wedding"
For the things we have to learn before we can do
them, we learn by doing them.
Aristotle (384-322 BC)
In Mathematics, you don't
understand things. You just get used to them.
Johann Von Neumann (1903-1957)
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
Thomas Alva Edison (1847- 1931)
I hear and I forget. I see and I
remember. I do and I understand.
Confucius (551-479 BC)
A single mom who's working two jobs and still finds
time to take her kid to soccer practice, that's a miracle.
A teenager who says
no to drugs and yes to an education, that's a miracle.
People want me to do
everything for them.
But what they don't realize is they have the power.
You wanna see a miracle, son?
Be the miracle.
-adapted from the movie Bruce Almighty"
Do not worry about your
difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Convinced myself, I seek not
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
To be conscious that you are
ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
A PhD is about finding out more and more about less
and less until one eventually knows everything about nothing.