Humbly Quotes (2 quotes)
Every writer must reconcile, as best he may, the conflicting claims of consistency and variety, of rigour in detail and elegance in the whole. The present author humbly confesses that, to him, geometry is nothing at all, if not a branch of art.
Concluding remark in preface to Treatise on Algebraic Plane Curves (1931), x.
Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.
From Pensιes (1670), Sect. 6, Aphorism 20, as translated in W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms (1966), 38. From the original French, Peu parlent de lhumilitι humblement; peu, de la chastetι chastement; peu, du pyrrhonisme en doutant, in 'Pensιes', Oeuvres Complθtes (1864), Vol. 1, 276.