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God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it. ---->>>

Intuition makes much of it; I mean by this the faculty of seeing a connection between things that in appearance are completely different; it does not fail to lead us astray quite often. ---->>>

What is crucial is there be laws. ---->>>

Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men. ---->>>

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: 05-06, 1906
Die: 08-06, 1998
Occupation: Mathematician

André Weil (; French: [ɑ̃dʁe vɛj]; 6 May 1906 – 6 August 1998) was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto early leader of the Bourbaki group. The philosopher Simone Weil was his sister (wikipedia)