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Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

R. Drabek,

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.

E. T. Bell, mathematician

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

David Hilbert, mathematician

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, physicist

One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.

Maxim Gorky, novelist

Mathematics is the music of reason.

James Joseph Sylvester, mathematician

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

Felix Klein, mathematician

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.

Jean Piaget, psychologist

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.

Paul Dirac, physicist

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.

Leonhard Euler, mathematician

I have often admired the mystical way of Pythagoras, and the secret magic of numbers.

Sir Thomas Browne,

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Mathematics is written for mathematicians.

Nicolaus Copernicus, scientist

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

James J. Gibson, psychologist

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.

Mae West, actress

Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.

Nicolaus Copernicus, scientist

Mathematicians are like Frenchman: whatever you say to them they translate Into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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

George Boole, mathematician

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

Jamie Murphy, soldier

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, inventor

What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?

Sydney Smith, clergyman

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

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

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

Frank Capra, director

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

David Hilbert, mathematician

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

David Hilbert, mathematician

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

Henri Poincare, mathematician

You want to know how to rhyme, then learn how to add. It's mathematics.

Mos Def, musician

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

Roger Bacon, philosopher

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

Hermann Weyl, mathematician

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.

James Joseph Sylvester, mathematician

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

Andre Weil, mathematician

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, educator

The analytical geometry of Descartes and the calculus of Newton and Leibniz have expanded into the marvelous mathematical method

Nicholas Murray Butler,

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

E. T. Bell, mathematician

In the one branch he most needed

Henry Adams, historian

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

Francis Bacon, philosopher

There are no creeds in mathematics.

Peter Drucker, consultant

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

Andrew Wiles, mathematician

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, mathematician

We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention.

Andrew Wiles, mathematician

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future.

Andrew Wiles, mathematician

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

James Rainwater, scientist

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, scientist

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

Rudolph A. Marcus, scientist

Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years.

James W. Black, scientist

Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with.

David Chalmers, philosopher

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

William Joyce, author

I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.

Carl Sandburg, poet

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, economist

The completion of my undergraduate training at the University of California (Berkeley) provided just the needed touches of rigor at advanced levels in both economics and mathematics.

Lawrence R. Klein, economist

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

Walter Kohn, physicist

I chose to deal with the science of cryptography. Cryptography began in mathematics. Codes were developed, even from Caesar's time, based on number theory and mathematical principles. I decided to use those principles and designed a work that is encoded.

James Sanborn, sculptor

What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant.

James Sanborn, sculptor

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, poet

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 and chemistry.

H. L. Mencken, writer

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, author

It is amusing to discover, in the twentieth century, that the quarrels between two lovers, two mathematicians, two nations, two economic systems, usually assumed insoluble in a finite period should exhibit one mechanism, the semantic mechanism of identification -- the discovery of which makes universal agreement possible, in mathematics and in life.

Alfred Korzybski, scientist

I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it's too late by college.

Danica McKellar, actress

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

Vannevar Bush, scientist

Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms it is about UNDERSTANDING.

William Paul Thurston,

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, public servant

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.

E. T. Bell, mathematician

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.

Edsger Dijkstra, scientist

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.

Stendhal, writer

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.

Roger Bacon, philosopher

Yet what are all such gaieties to me whose thoughts are full of indices and surds?

Lewis Carroll, author

I know that two and two make four -- and should be glad to prove it too if I could -- though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.

Lord Byron, poet

The laws of Nature are written in the language of mathematics...the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word.

Galileo Galilei, scientist

Mathematics has the completely false reputation of yielding infallible conclusions. Its infallibility is nothing but identity. Two times two is not four, but it is just two times two, and that is what we call four for short. But four is nothing new at all. And thus it goes on and on in its conclusions, except that in the higher formulas the identity fades out of sight.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peas cods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.

Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist

Now I feel as if I should succeed in doing something in mathematics, although I cannot see why it is so very important... The knowledge doesn't make life any sweeter or happier, does it?

Helen Keller, author

Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

Arthur Koestler, novelist

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

Fran Lebowitz, journalist

So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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, philosopher

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, philosopher

Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky -- or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.

Carl Sandburg, poet

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, entertainer

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

Georg Cantor, mathematician

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.

Georg Cantor, mathematician

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

Gabriel Marcel, philosopher

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.

Gabriel Marcel, philosopher

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

Nikola Tesla,

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, poet

Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.

Albert J. Nock, philosopher

I took a break from acting for four years to get a degree in mathematics at UCLA, and during that time I had the rare opportunity to actually do research as an undergraduate. And myself and two other people co-authored a new theorem: Percolation and Gibbs States Multiplicity for Ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller Models on Two Dimensions, or Z2.

Danica McKellar, actress

One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren't usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It's structures and patterns, and that's what we love, and that's what we get off on.

Danica McKellar, actress

My main concern with the condition of mathematics in high school is that there's a lot of fear involved! Math is not, generally speaking, presented in a fun way. The concepts, as I see them, are fun, and that's the way I'd like to convey them myself.

Danica McKellar, actress

Find your self-respect now. Don't dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It's so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard.

Danica McKellar, actress

How is an error possible in mathematics?

Henri Poincare, mathematician

I recognize that I have a unique position to be a role model to young girls because I am doing something that they consider glamorous, which is acting, and yet I took a time to really get my education and study mathematics, and I think math is the cat's meow.

Danica McKellar, actress

At the risk of being forgotten completely by the media, I went to college and pursued a passion that had nothing to do with acting: mathematics.

Danica McKellar, actress

I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

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

John Adams, president

It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be beyond present day mathematics. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years.

Andrew Wiles, mathematician

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did.

Andrew Wiles, mathematician

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