Famous and wise math quotes and sayings

Famous and wise math quotes and sayings

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Quotations about Math & Numbers,a collection of funny math quotes and inspirational math quotes.

“[Mathematics] is an independent world created out of pure intelligence.” — William Wordsworth

“A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there.” — Charles Darwin

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. ” — Albert Einstein

“But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius.” — Harold Marston 

“Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.” — Albert Einstein

“From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician. ” — Sir James Jeans

“God does not care about our mathematical difficulties; He integrates empirically. ” — Albert Einstein

“I admit that mathematical science is a good thing. But excessive devotion to it is a bad thing.” — Aldous Huxley

“I am accustomed, as a professional mathematician, to living in a sort of vacuum, surrounded by people who declare with an odd sort of pride that they are mathematically illiterate.” — David Mumford

“I don't believe in mathematics.” — Albert Einstein

“I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.” — Plato

“I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.” — Calvin Trillin

“I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy– of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.” — Frank Wilczek

“If there is a God, he's a great mathematician.” — Paul Dirac

“In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.” — Johann von Neumann

“It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.” — Author Unknown

“Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.” — Simeon Poisson

“Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.” — Danica Mckellar 

“Math is sometimes called the science of patterns.” — Ronald Graham 

“Math is the great equalizer. If you can do the numbers, the boys have to respect you.” — Audrey Maclean 

“Mathematical proofs, like diamonds, are hard and clear, and will be touched with nothing but strict reasoning.” — John Locke

“Mathematics – the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs.” — Isaac Barrow

“Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.” — Stendhal 

“Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.” — Albert Einstein

“Mathematics consists of proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way.” — George Polye

“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.” — David Hilbert

“Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can't do in the real world. ” — Marcus Du Sautoy 

“Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.” — Plato

“Mathematics is like childhood diseases. The younger you get it, the better.” — Arnold Sommerfeld 

“Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.” — Jules Henri Poincare

“Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences.” — Roger Bacon

“Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.” — Galileo Galilei 

“Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.” — Stefan Banach 

“Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be presented in an entirely undogmatic way.” — Max Dehn

“Mathematics is the science of what is clear by itself.” — Carl Jacobi

“Mathematics is written for mathematicians.” — Nicolaus Copernicus 

“Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.” — David Hilbert 

“Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.” — Bertrand Russell

“Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.” — Charles Darwin

“Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.” — Bertrand Russell

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.” — Bertrand Russell

“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.” — Galileo Galilei

“Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful.” — Martin Luther

“Morse Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.” — Deepak Chopra 

“Nature is written in mathematical language.” — Galileo Galilei

“No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically.” — Leonardo da Vinci

“Now I feel as if I should succeed in doing something in mathematics, although I cannot see why it is so very important… The knowledge doesn't make life any sweeter or happier, does it?” — Helen Keller

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” — Albert Einstein

“Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone.” — Henry John Stephen Smith

“Russell Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense.” — William Thomson 

“Sex is the mathematics urge sublimated.” — M. C. Reed

“Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.” — Albert Einstein

“The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.” — David Hilbert

“The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.” — Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor 

“The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought.” — Havelock Ellis

“The mathematics is not there till we put it there.” — Sir Arthur Eddington 

“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” — Paul Halmos 

“The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language.” — Marcus Du Sautoy 

“The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience.” — Emmanuel Kant

“The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with facts for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.” — Ernest Renan

“The study of mathematics is, if an unprofitable, a perfectly harmless and innocent occupation.” — G. H. Hardy 

“The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.” — Charles Caleb Colton 

“There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.” — Nikolai Lobatchevsky

“You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.” — Hermann Weyl 

“You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy.” — Max Rosenlicht


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