George Polya Quotes

Top 33 wise famous quotes and sayings by George Polya

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George Polya quotes: There exist a lot of questions that the fools can ask, and the intelligent cannot answer. There exist a lot of questions that the fools can ask, and the intelligent cannot answer.
George Polya quotes: Nothing is more important than to see the sources of invention which are, in my opinion, more interesting than the inventions themselves. Nothing is more important than to see the sources of invention which are, in my opinion, more interesting than the inventions themselves.
George Polya quotes: An idea which can be used once is a trick. If it can be used more than once it becomes a method. An idea which can be used once is a trick. If it can be used more than once it becomes a method.
George Polya quotes: Analogy pervades all our thinking, Analogy pervades all our thinking,
George Polya quotes: In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you. In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you.
George Polya quotes: The principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible. The principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible.
George Polya quotes: It is better to solve one problem five different ways, than to solve five problems one way. It is better to solve one problem five different ways, than to solve five problems one way.
George Polya quotes: Solving problems is a practical art, like swimming, or skiing, or playing the piano: you can learn it only by imitation and practice. Solving problems is a practical art, like swimming, or skiing, or playing the piano: you can learn it only by imitation and practice.
George Polya quotes: Good problems and mushrooms of certain kinds have something in common; they grow in clusters. Good problems and mushrooms of certain kinds have something in common; they grow in clusters.
George Polya quotes: Success in solving the problem depends on choosing the right aspect, on attacking the fortress from its accessible side. Success in solving the problem depends on choosing the right aspect, on attacking the fortress from its accessible side.
George Polya quotes: Mathematics is being lazy. Mathematics is letting the principles do the work for you so that you do not have to do the work for yourself Mathematics is being lazy. Mathematics is letting the principles do the work for you so that you do not have to do the work for yourself
George Polya quotes: There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer. There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer.
George Polya quotes: Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures. Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures.
George Polya quotes: I am too good for philosophy and not good enough for physics. Mathematics is in between. I am too good for philosophy and not good enough for physics. Mathematics is in between.
George Polya quotes: When introduced at the wrong time or place, good logic may be the worst enemy of good teaching. When introduced at the wrong time or place, good logic may be the worst enemy of good teaching.
George Polya quotes: If there is a problem you can't solve, then there is an easier problem you can't solve: find it. If there is a problem you can't solve, then there is an easier problem you can't solve: find it.
George Polya quotes: A mathematics teacher is a midwife to ideas. A mathematics teacher is a midwife to ideas.
George Polya quotes: It may be more important in the mathematics class how you teach than what you teach. It may be more important in the mathematics class how you teach than what you teach.
George Polya quotes: Look around when you have got your first mushroom or made your first discovery: they grow in clusters. Look around when you have got your first mushroom or made your first discovery: they grow in clusters.