Mathematics quotes and quotations
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
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Max Wilhelm Dehn
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty--a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell
Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
Evan Esar
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Erdos
Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.
John Von Neumann
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein
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
Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Revolutions never occur in mathematics.
Michael Crowe
Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
Charles R. Darwin
One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories.
Philip J. Davis
Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be presented in an entirely undogmatic way.
Max Wilhelm Dehn
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Russell
Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater.
Max Wilhelm Dehn
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Plato
Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
Sir Arthur Eddington
How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?
Max Wilhelm Dehn
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
Sir Arthur Eddington
I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear the sound of closing doors. Everybody a mathematician?
James Caballero
As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley
Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences is to invite the sterility of a cow shut away from the bulls.
Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev
Like the crest of a peacock so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge.
Anonymous
It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
Roger Bacon
The Handmaiden of the Sciences.
Eric Temple Bell
The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.
Aristotle
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
Roger Bacon
We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'.
Sir Arthur Eddington
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
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.
Max Wilhelm Dehn
It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated observation, that mathematics is a human invention.
P.W. Bridgman
With me everything turns into mathematics.
Max Wilhelm Dehn
I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.
Frank Wilczek
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Johann von Neumann |