Saturday, 28 October 2017

Quotations for Saturday morning

"When I was a child I thought I hated the human race, but when I grew up I realised it was only children I couldn't stand." Philip Larkin

Julian Assange retweeted Hillary Clinton's October 26, 2016 tweet wherein then presidential hopeful posted her childhood photograph and wished herself a happy birthday, by saying, "Happy birthday to this future president".

"On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness. Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White." Professor Rochelle Gutierrez, of the University of Illinois, in a contribution to “Building Support for Scholarly Practices in Mathematics Methods."

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  1. The problem with young people is that they don’t care about the future. This is partly because they’re ignorant of the past, but mostly it’s because for teenagers the future is a vague thing full of idealistic possibilities in which smashing the system will probably make things better. Youths are reckless about the future because it isn’t a real thing to them and seems far away: they don’t even realise that it will contain their own deaths. This is as it should be, but also why their political opinions should be ignored.

    1. Another brilliant quotation Toma. Thank you for all your comments.They are always great.

    2. Thank you. That’s very kind of you.