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.
Bio: Jordan Stuart Ellenberg is an American mathematician who is a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Madison. His research involves arithmetic geometry. He received both the A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he was a two-time Putnam Fellow.