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Topic: [HM] Quotations from Godel
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Fred Shapiro

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[HM] "Pure Mathematics" Quote
Posted: Oct 5, 2004 4:48 PM
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Can anyone help me find the earliest evidence of the following quotation:

Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone.
Henry John Stephen Smith, quoted in Howard Eves, Mathematical
Circles Squared (1972)

Fred Shapiro

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