#### Quote of the day

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves a number of obscure men who have only remained obscure because their timidity has prevented them from making a first effort.

#### John Wesley Young

**Born:**November 17, 1879

**Died:**February 17, 1932

**(aged 52)**

**Bio:**John Wesley Young was an American mathematician who, with Oswald Veblen, introduced the axioms of projective geometry, coauthored a 2-volume work on them, and proved the Veblen Young theorem.

**Known for:**

- Projective Geometry (1910)
- Elementary Mathematical Analysis (1917)