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    The SF [Supreme Fascist, i.e. God] created us to enjoy our suffering. The sooner we die, the sooner we defy His plans.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: suffering  die 
     
    Mathematics is not yet ready for such problems.
    — Paul Erdos
    Végre nem butulok tovább (I've finally stopped getting dumber).
    — Paul Erdos
    Some French socialist said that private property was theft... I say that private property is a nuisance.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: property 
     
    Another roof, another proof.
    — Paul Erdos
    Every human activity, good or bad, except mathematics, must come to an end.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: human  bad  mathematics 
     
    Here I am: My brain is open.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: brain 
     
    Property is a nuisance.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: property 
     
    Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education.
    — Paul Erdos
    I'll tell you once, and I'll tell you again. There's always a prime between n and 2n.
    — Paul Erdos
    Mathematics is the surest way to immortality. If you make a big discovery in mathematics, you will be remembered after everyone else will be forgotten
    — Paul Erdos
    Finally I am becoming stupider no more.
    — Paul Erdos
    God has the Big Book, the beautiful proofs of mathematical theorems are listed here.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: beautiful  god  book 
     
    There are three signs of senility. The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems. The second sign is that he forgets to zip up. The third sign is that he forgets to zip down.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: men 
     
    It is not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You should also have an open mind at the right time.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: time  right  mind 
     
    There'll be plenty of time to rest in the grave.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: time 
     
    You don't have to believe in God, but you should believe in The Book.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: believe  god  book 
     
    God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: god  universe 
     
    The purpose of life is to conjecture and prove.
    — Paul Erdos
    Suppose aliens invade the earth and threaten to obliterate it in a year's time unless human beings can find the Ramsey number for red five and blue five. We could marshal the world's best minds and fastest computers, and within a year we could probably calculate the value. If the aliens demanded the Ramsey number for red six and blue six, however, we would have no choice but to launch a preemptive attack.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: time  world  human  choice  earth  value  mind  computer  year 
     
    It will be another million years, at least, before we understand the primes.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: year 
     
    A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
    — Paul Erdos
    Why are numbers beautiful? It's like asking why is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: beautiful 
     
    A Mathematician is someone who can take a cup of coffee and turn it into a theory.
    — Paul Erdos
    If numbers aren't beautiful, I don't know what is.
    — Paul Erdos
    tags: beautiful 
     
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