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Mathematics Quotes

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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics,
yet no one questions the validity of what you say.
There is no other realm of discourse half so queer.
- James Newman

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

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

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

Mathematics is the music of reason.
- James Joseph Sylvester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

Mathematics was hard, dull work.
Geography pleased me more.
For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
- John James Audubon

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

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

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

Mathematics is as old as Man.
- Stefan Banach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
- Paul Dirac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- E. T. Bell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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