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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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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

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 is written for mathematicians.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

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

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

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

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

How is an error possible in mathematics?
- Henri Poincare

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

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

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

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

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 as old as Man.
- Stefan Banach

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

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

I read one or two other books which gave me a background
in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors,
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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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