Henry George Forder
(27 Sep 1889 - )
Science Quotes by Henry George Forder (1 quote)
The virtue of a logical proof is not that it compels belief but that it suggests doubts.
— Henry George Forder
In Foundations of Euclidean Geometry
(1927), viii. This quote is often seen mis-attributed to Morris Kline, who merely quoted it without citation in his books. The idea was expressed earlier by Bertrand Russell as, It is one of the chief merits of proofs that they instill a certain skepticism about the result proved. See the Bertrand Russell Quotes
page on this website.