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Marston Morse Quotes and Sayings

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

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands,
and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part.
Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses
one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.
- Marston Morse

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.
- Gabriel Marcel

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the
application of mathematics to philosophy,
but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
- Richard M. Nixon

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T.
from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The mathematics of rhythm are universal.
They don't belong to any particular culture.
- John McLaughlin

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning,
and later with chemistry in early high school and the
proverbial home chemistry set.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

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

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

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

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

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

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.
Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
This is a source of concern.
- Daniel Dennett

The infinite in mathematics is alway unruly unless it is properly treated.
- James Newman

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

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

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

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

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

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful
creation of the human spirit.
- Stefan Banach

Mathematics is as old as Man.
- Stefan Banach

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

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

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

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

If I were again beginning my studies,
I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
- Galileo Galilei

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

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

Chess, like mathematics and music, is a nursery for child prodigies.
- Jamie Murphy

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

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- E. T. Bell

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates
interesting mathematics along the way -
even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.
- Andrew Wiles

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and
physics rests on the concepts of space and time.
- James J. Gibson

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic,
and relates to philosophy as do the arts,
music, and plastic art to poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics
and teaching mathematics.
- Simeon Poisson


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