Henri Poincaré Quote

We should always aim toward the economy of thought. It is not enough to give models for imitation. It must be possible to pass beyond these models and, in place of repeating their reasoning at length each time, to sum this in a few words.


Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1909, The Future of Mathematics (p. 128)

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We should always aim toward the economy of thought. It is not enough to give models for imitation. It must be possible to pass beyond these models...

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We should always aim toward the economy of thought. It is not enough to give models for imitation. It must be possible to pass beyond these models...

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We should always aim toward the economy of thought. It is not enough to give models for imitation. It must be possible to pass beyond these models...

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We should always aim toward the economy of thought. It is not enough to give models for imitation. It must be possible to pass beyond these models...