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János Bolyai (1802 - 1860)
Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no human can hasten or retard.
Quoted in I Kleiner, Thinking the unthinkable, Mathematics Teacher 81 (7) 1988, 590.
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