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Stefan Banach Quotes and Sayings

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Mathematics is as old as Man.
- Stefan Banach

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

One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is
one who can see analogies between analogies.
- Stefan Banach

A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems;
a better mathematician is one who can see analogies
between proofs and the best mathematician can notice
analogies between theories.
- Stefan Banach


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Mathematics is the music of reason.
- James Joseph Sylvester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I finally reached the conclusion that mathematics was
the study I was best fitted to follow,
though I did not clearly see in what way I should turn the subject to account.
- Simon Newcomb

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.

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

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

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

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

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

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock
correctly and he's good with lower mathematics.
Don't get me wrong - he's good.
- Don Van Vliet

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

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

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

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

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

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

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

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

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

Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me.
It makes music like mathematics.
- Robert Quine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist.
I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer
follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.
- John Pople

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

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

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

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

How is an error possible in mathematics?
- Henri Poincare

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