Austerity Quotes (3 quotes)
It was my good fortune to be linked with Mme. Curie through twenty years of sublime and unclouded friendship. I came to admire her human grandeur to an ever growing degree. Her strength, her purity of will, her austerity toward herself, her objectivity, her incorruptible judgement all these were of a kind seldom found joined in a single individual... The greatest scientific deed of her lifeproving the existence of radioactive elements and isolating themowes its accomplishment not merely to bold intuition but to a devotion and tenacity in execution under the most extreme hardships imaginable, such as the history of experimental science has not often witnessed.
Mathematics is an infinity of flexibles forcing pure thought into a cosmos. It is an arc of austerity cutting realms of reason with geodesic grandeur.
Science demands great linguistic austerity and discipline, and the canons of good style in scientific writing are different from those in other kinds of literature.