Mathematicians born on this day:
1772 : Haldane |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1667 : Saint-Vincent |

Charles Dodgson | János Bolyai | Richard Courant |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**János Bolyai** (1802 - 1860)

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no human can hasten or retard.

Quoted in I Kleiner, Thinking the unthinkable, *Mathematics Teacher* **81** (7) 1988, 590.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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