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Mathematics Quotes

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As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.
- Albert Einstein

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If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams


We are servants rather than masters in mathematics.
- Charles Hermite

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place
in the world for ugly mathematics.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

I did not have a very literary background.
I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics,
and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
- Robert Morgan

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

Mathematics was hard, dull work.
Geography pleased me more.
For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
- John James Audubon

If mathematics is to be understood widely,
we need to emphasise its elegance and its applications.
Sometimes it seems that universities want to emphasise how difficult it is!
- Johnny Ball

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied
enough mathematics to become confused through the countless
number of possible exceptions.
- Felix Klein

I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics
and applied mathematics program in Toronto.
- Walter Kohn

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

We in science are spoiled by the success of mathematics.
Mathematics is the study of problems so simple that
they have good solutions.
- Whitfield Diffie

I read everything: fiction, history,
mathematics, biography, travel.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me,
whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages,
my parents expected A's.
- Martin Lewis Perl

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science,
yeah, I was a genius.
I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.
- Steve Wozniak

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics
dates from those early childhood days.
- Andrew Wiles

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics.
I can assure you mine are still greater.
- Albert Einstein

When we were making the law, when we were writing the
literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of
Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Film is one of the three universal languages,
the other two: mathematics and music.
- Frank Capra

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

It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics,
yet no one questions the validity of what you say.
There is no other realm of discourse half so queer.
- James Newman

There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.
- Edsger Dijkstra

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must
be held of higher value than solving it.
- Georg Cantor

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that
it can never be fully learned.
- Izaak Walton

Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,
as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,
anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
- Simon Newcomb

At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics.
On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous
equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book.
- John Pople

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
- Paul Dirac

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love
of concepts and mathematics,
was a marvelous experience.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the
laws of the intelligible world;
the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the
laws of human intelligence.
- James Joseph Sylvester

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics.
It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.
It's the things people know that ain't so.
- Edwin Armstrong

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual
understanding of some part of mathematics that would
clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
- Andrew Wiles

And they're also very good at math, these super boogers,
and so they teach Billy the ways of mathematics.
- William Joyce

Well, some mathematics problems look simple,
and you try them for a year or so, and then you try
them for a hundred years,
and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve.
- Andrew Wiles

I sort of was good at writing essays.
I was never very good at mathematics,
and I was never very good at algebra.
I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
- Diane Cilento

But however measurable, there is much more life in
music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
- Gabriel Marcel

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics;
the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.
- Edsger Dijkstra

How is an error possible in mathematics?
- Henri Poincare

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein,
and given over a hopeless race.
- Charles Babbage

For the things of this world cannot be made known without
a knowledge of mathematics.
- Roger Bacon

The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past
in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.
- E. T. Bell

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself
which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
- E. T. Bell

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant
with the ideas of number and quantity.
- George Boole

An early fascination with higher mathematics at the
university level blossomed into speculative thinking
that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues.
- Lawrence R. Klein

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
- Arthur Eddington

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies,
I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
- Christopher Columbus

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.
- G. H. Hardy

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.
- John Henry Carver

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints
of mathematics and logic,
it never can talk only about what it's supposed to
talk about but is always spreading around.
- Howard Nemerov

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied.
For what is useful above all is technique,
and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
- G. H. Hardy

We must always emphasize research and development of science and mathematics,
and I can think of no better way to achieve this than
through our future in space.
- Nick Lampson

Mathematics is as old as Man.
- Stefan Banach

You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.
- Hermann Weyl

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the
mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
- Andrew Wiles

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my
interests between mathematics and philosophy.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.
- Georg Cantor

In my schooling through high school,
I excelled mainly in chemistry,
physics and mathematics.
- James Rainwater

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
- Henri Poincare

Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced
by those who distinguished themselves by intuition
rather than by rigorous proofs.
- Felix Klein

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant,
of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
- Marston Morse

For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy
but active experience in mathematics itself that can
alone answer the question:
What is mathematics?
- Richard Courant

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors,
mathematics and philosophy.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

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

We especially need imagination in science.
It is not all mathematics, nor all logic,
but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
- Maria Montessori

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

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