Paul Erdos Quotes and Sayings  Page 1

“It will be another million years, at least, before we understand the primes.”
 Paul Erdos 
“A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.”
 Paul Erdos 
“God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers.”
 Paul Erdos 
“It is not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You should also have an open mind at the right time.”
 Paul Erdos 
“The purpose of life is to conjecture and prove.”
 Paul Erdos 
“I'll tell you once, and I'll tell you again. There's always a prime between n and 2n.”
 Paul Erdos 
“Why are numbers beautiful? Itâ€™s like asking why is Beethovenâ€™s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you donâ€™t see why, someone canâ€™t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they arenâ€™t beautiful, nothing is.”
 Paul Erdos 
“Mathematics is the surest way to immortality. If you make a big discovery in mathematics, you will be remembered after everyone else will be forgotten”
 Paul Erdos 
“Suppose aliens invade the earth and threaten to obliterate it in a year's time unless human beings can find the Ramsey number for red five and blue five. We could marshal the world's best minds and fastest computers, and within a year we could probably calculate the value. If the aliens demanded the Ramsey number for red six and blue six, however, we would have no choice but to launch a preemptive attack.”
 Paul Erdos 
“When I was a child, the Earth was said to be two billion years old. Now scientists say it's four and a half billion. So that makes me two and a half billion.”
 Paul Erdos 
“Mathematics is not yet ready for such problems.”
 Paul Erdos 
“Some French socialist said that private property was theft ... I say that private property is a nuisance.”
 Paul Erdos 
“A Mathematician is someone who can take a cup of coffee and turn it into a theory.”
 Paul Erdos 
“You don't have to believe in God, but you should believe in The Book.”
 Paul Erdos 
“God has the Big Book, the beautiful proofs of mathematical theorems are listed here.”
 Paul Erdos 
“VÃ©gre nem butulok tovÃ¡bb (I've finally stopped getting dumber).”
 Paul Erdos 
“Every human activity, good or bad, except mathematics, must come to an end.”
 Paul Erdos 
“There'll be plenty of time to rest in the grave.”
 Paul Erdos 
“There are three signs of senility. The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems. The second sign is that he forgets to zip up. The third sign is that he forgets to zip down.”
 Paul Erdos 
“If numbers aren't beautiful, I don't know what is.”
 Paul Erdos 
“Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education.”
 Paul Erdos
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