A Mathematician's Apology
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- He was getting old and found it more difficult to work on mathematics. He spent time writing the essay instead because discovering new mathematical ideas was too hard for him.
- He believed that mathematics should be investigated for interest, instead of for making other things like weapons.
- "Hardy biography". www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk. http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Hardy.html. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- G. H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology, Cambridge University Press (1940). 153 pages. ISBN 0-521-42706-1.