# 70 Algebra Quotes To Inspire You

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## The Most Famous Algebra Quotes (Best in 2024)

Algebra is nothing more than geometry, in words; geometry is nothing more than algebra, in pictures. —

Sophie Germain

Algebra is generous; she often gives more than is asked of her. —

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Algebra is but written geometry and geometry is but figured algebra. —

Sophie Germain

As for methods I have sought to give them all the rigour that one requires in geometry, so as never to have recourse to the reasons drawn from the generality of algebra. —

Augustin-Louis Cauchy

Algebras (jabbre and maqabeleh) are geometric facts which are proved by propositions five and six of Book two of Elements. —

Omar Khayyam

Arithmetic is a kind of knowledge in which the best natures should be trained, and which must not be given up. —

Plato

Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your X, she’s not coming back —

Woody Paige

The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself. —

Howard Aiken

The composer opens the cage door for arithmetic, the draftsman gives geometry its freedom. —

Jean Cocteau

...A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra. —

Guy de Maupassant

## Short Algebra Quotes

- The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. —
**Paul Halmos** - As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school. —
**Cokie Roberts** - The author discusses valueless measures in pointless spaces. —
**Paul Halmos** - Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher. —
**Michael Saylor** - My two puppies don’t do linear algebra to learn how to catch a toy. —
**Jen-Hsun Jensen Huang** - Worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. —
**Mary Schmich** - [At a musical concert:] . . . the music's pure algebra of enchantment. —
**Conrad Aiken** - Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic. —
**John Ray** - My favourite subjects at school were algebra and logic: making a big problem into something small. —
**Mario Testino** - If you don't have a positive attitude in business and in life, you will never, ever be successful. —
**Donald Trump**

## Algebra Image Quotes

As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school. —

Cokie Roberts

## Algebra Love Quotes

Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation. —

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another! Not calculable by algebra, not deducible by logic, but mysterious, effectual, mighty as the hidden process by which the tiny seed is quickened, and bursts forth into tall stem and broad leaf, and glowing tasseled flower. —

George Eliot

In high school, I loved history. I also loved cosmography, algebra. Mexico is so rich in culture and history, and I have always enjoyed that. —

Carlos Slim

Yes, the essence of every love is a child, and it makes no difference at all whether it has ever actually been conceived or born. In the algebra of love a child is the symbol of the magical sum of two beings. —

Milan Kundera

## People Writing About Algebra

Name | Quotes | Likes |
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Paul Halmos |
31 | 469 |

Jean le Rond d'Alembert |
18 | 203 |

Omar Khayyam |
96 | 8289 |

Plato |
945 | 13426 |

Jean Cocteau |
218 | 1392 |

Guy de Maupassant |
74 | 1333 |

### More Algebra Quotes

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive. —

Tim Allen

As long as algebra and geometry have been separated, their progress have been slow and their uses limited; but when these two sciences have been united, they have lent each mutual forces, and have marched together towards perfection. —

Joseph-Louis Lagrange

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please. —

Hugh Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod

The fun little proofs that you can do with algebra - they are sort of like crowd pleasers in a way. Like, the .9 repeating equaling one. It doesn't take a lot of algebra to prove that, and it's really fun. It kind of wows people. It's like they're watching magic happen right before their eyes. —

Danica McKellar

As the sun eclipses the stars by its brilliancy, so the man of knowledge will eclipse the fame of others in assemblies of the people if he proposes algebraic problems, and still more if he solves them. —

Brahmagupta

By the help of God and with His precious assistance, I say that Algebra is a scientific art. The objects with which it deals are absolute numbers and measurable quantities which, though themselves unknown, are related to "things" which are known, whereby the determination of the unknown quantities is possible. —

Omar Khayyam

The reader will find no figures in this work. The methods which I set forth do not require either constructions or geometrical or mechanical reasonings: but only algebraic operations, subject to a regular and uniform rule of procedure. —

Joseph-Louis Lagrange

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry. —

E. W. Howe

It is the facts that matter, not the proofs. Physics can progress without the proofs, but we can't go on without the facts ... if the facts are right, then the proofs are a matter of playing around with the algebra correctly. —

Richard P. Feynman

Whoever thinks algebra is a trick in obtaining unknowns has thought it in vain. No attention should be paid to the fact that algebra and geometry are different in appearance. Algebras (jabbre and maqabeleh) are geometric facts which are proved by propositions five and six of Book two of Elements. —

Omar Khayyam

No one fully understands spinors. Their algebra is formally understood but their general significance is mysterious. In some sense they describe the 'square root' of geometry and, just as understanding the square root of -1 took centuries, the same might be true of spinors. —

Michael Atiyah

Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. —

Susan Sontag

Everybody needs some inspiration, Everybody needs some motivation, mix it up with some imagination, and use your natural gifts. —

Ray Davies

Standard mathematics has recently been rendered obsolete by the discovery that for years we have been writing the numeral five backward. This has led to reevaluation of counting as a method of getting from one to ten. Students are taught advanced concepts of Boolean algebra, and formerly unsolvable equations are dealt with by threats of reprisals. —

Woody Allen

There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty. —

Wallace D. Wattles

Celestial mechanics is the origin of dynamical systems, linear algebra, topology, variational calculus and symplectic geometry. —

Vladimir Arnold

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday. —

Mary Schmich

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

Algebra is the intellectual instrument which has been created for rendering clear the quantitative aspects of the world. —

Alfred North Whitehead

Is it a spiral of water in the tragic gleam of a revolver, an egg, a glistening arc or the floodgate of reason, a keen ear attuned to a mineral hiss, or a turbine of algebraic formulas? (On Man Ray's first photograms, 1921.) —

Tristan Tzara

We think only through the medium of words. Languages are true analytical methods. Algebra, which is adapted to its purpose in every species of expression, in the most simple, most exact, and best manner possible, is at the same time a language and an analytical method. The art of reasoning is nothing more than a language well arranged. —

Antoine Lavoisier

Why not spend that time on art: painting, sculpting, charcoal, pastel, oils? Are words or numbers more important than images? Who decides this? Does algebra move you to tears? Can plural possessives express the feelings in your heart? If you don't learn art now, you will never learn to breathe! —

Laurie Halse Anderson

The algebraic sum of all the transformations occurring in a cyclical process can only be positive, or, as an extreme case, equal to nothing. Statement of the second law of thermodynamics, 1862 —

Rudolf Clausius

Life isn't about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about. —

Lindsay Fox

The teacher manages to get along still with the cumbersome algebraic analysis, in spite of its difficulties and imperfections, and avoids the smooth infinitesimal calculus, although the eighteenth century shyness toward it had long lost all point. —

Felix Klein

In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers. —

Eric Butterworth

Andrew Hacker argues that algebra and trigonometry and calculus are subjects that almost nobody used after they graduate, and so why should we continue to compel students to try to pass them? —

Anya Kamenetz

Hydrodynamics procreated complex analysis, partial differential equations, Lie groups and algebra theory, cohomology theory and scientific computing. —

Vladimir Arnold

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