

It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated
observation, that mathematics is a human invention.
P.W. Bridgman
Quotes , Source: The Logic of Modern Physics


Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but
supreme beautya beauty cold and austere, like that of
sculpture.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell
Quotes , Source: Philosophical Essays (no. 4)



The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics
Plato
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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.
Aristotle
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Like the crest of a peacock so is mathematics at the head of all
knowledge.
Anonymous
Quotes , Source: "Like the Crest of a Peacock" by G.G. Joseph


Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Max Wilhelm Dehn
Quotes , Source: "The Mathematical Intelligencer" (vol. 5, no. 2)

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
S. Gudder
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For the things of this world cannot be made known without a
knowledge of mathematics.
Roger Bacon
Quotes , Source: Opus Majus (pt. 4)


One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its
thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful
theories.
Philip J. Davis
Quotes , Source: in "Scientific American" magazine (p. 5159)

Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be
presented in an entirely undogmatic way.
Max Wilhelm Dehn
Quotes , Source: "The Mathematical Intelligencer" (vol. 5, no. 2)

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which
marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other
sciences.
Roger Bacon
Quotes , Source: Opus Majus (pt. 4)


The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry,
and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the
beautiful.
Aristotle
Quotes , Source: Metaphysica (31078b)

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
Quotes , Source: "CAIP Quarterly" (2)

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can
be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley
Quotes , Source: "The World of Mathematics" edited by J.R. Newman

Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists
nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.
[Fr., Entre le penis et les mathematiques . . . il n'existe rien.
Rien! C'est le vide.]
LouisFerdinand Celine
Quotes , Source: Voyage au bout de la nuit

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
Quotes , Source: "Calculus Gems" by G.F. Simmons (198)

Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
Charles R. Darwin
Quotes , Source: "Mathematical Maxims and Minims" edited by N. Rose
