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Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes and built the A-bomb. In medicine or economics, in technology or in space, battle lines are being drawn. To triumph we need results - publishable, applicable results. Now, who among you will be the next Morse, the next Einstein? Who among you will be the vanguard of democracy, freedom and discovery? Today we bequeath America's future into your able hands. Welcome to Princeton, gentlemen.

Helinger (Judd Hirsch), head of the Princeton mathematics department.

Have you remembered nothing?; In competition, individual ambition serves the common good.;Exactly!;Everyone for himself, Gentlemen

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