George Pólya, 1887 - 19852500
Born: 13 December 1887, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 7 September 1985, Palo Alto, California
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George Polya quotes:
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- Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry.... To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery. permalink
- There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer. permalink
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