Words of wisdom

G.H Hardy on why professors shouldn’t be over-modest. Not one of my problems.

From G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology:

It is one of the first duties of a professor, in any subject, to exaggerate a little both the importance of his subject and his own importance in it.

My students will agree that this is one duty I perform with diligence.

Footnote If you haven’t read Hardy’s memoir, you have a treat in store.