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
Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson algebraically quote
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 antimathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers.
— Eric Butterworth
I would advise you Sir, to study algebra, if you are not already an adept in it: your head would be less muddy, and you will leave off tormenting your neighbors about paper and packthread, while we all live together in a world that is bursting with sin and sorrow.
— Samuel Johnson
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions.
— algebraically quotation by Carl Jung

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

The passion between the sexes has appeared in every age to be so nearly the same, that it may always be considered, in algebraic language as a given quantity.

'Algebra' roughly translates to 'the system for reconciling disparate parts.'

Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.

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.

I probably dreamt about running off to America or something when I was 16 because it just seemed like I was studying algebra and going, 'What am I going to use this for?'

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

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.

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

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.

I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation.

I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas, you'll have one group of kids doing well.

Worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.

From a child, I had an inordinate desire for knowledge and especially music, painting, flowers, and the sciences, Algebra being one of my favorite studies.

It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics began with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two apparently dissimilar approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent.

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.