### „For the great majority of mathematicians, mathematics is“

— George Frederick James Temple

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

Contexto: For the great majority of mathematicians, mathematics is... a whole world of invention and discovery—an art. The construction of a new theorem, the intuition of some new principle, or the creation of a new branch of mathematics is the triumph of the creative imagination of the mathematician, which can be compared to that of a poet, the painter and the sculptor.