##### Newman, James R.

Mathematical
economics is old
enough to be
respectable, but not
all economists
respect it. It has
powerful supporters
and impressive
testimonials, yet
many capable
economists deny that
mathematics, except
as a shorthand or
expository device,
can be applied to
economic reasoning.
There have even been
rumors that
mathematics is used
in economics (and in
other social
sciences) either for
the deliberate
purpose of
mystification or to
confer dignity upon
common places as
French was once used
in diplomatic
communications.

In J. R. Newman
(ed.) The World of
Mathematics, New
York: Simon and
Schuster, 1956.

##### Newman, James R.

It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics, yet no one questions the validity of what you say. There is no other realm of discourse half so queer.

In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

##### Newman, James

The discovery in 1846 of the planet Neptune was a dramatic and spectacular achievement of mathematical astronomy. The very existence of this new member of the solar system, and its exact location, were demonstrated with pencil and paper; there was left to observers only the routine task of pointing their telescopes at the spot the mathematicians had marked.

In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

##### Newman, James R.

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.

In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

##### Neumann, Franz Ernst (1798 - 1895)

The greatest reward lies in making the discovery; recognition can add little or nothing to that.

##### Nebeuts, E. Kim

To state a theorem and then to show examples of it is literally to teach backwards.

In H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

##### Nebeuts, E. Kim

A good preparation takes longer than the delivery.

In H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

##### Nebeuts, E. Kim

Teach to the
problems, not to the
text.

In H. Eves, Return
to Mathematical
Circles, Boston:
Prindle, Weber and
Schmidt, 1988.