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31 Mathematics Quotes

Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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The Handmaiden of the Sciences.

Eric Temple Bell Quotes , Source: title of book, about mathematics

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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

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Revolutions never occur in mathematics.

Michael Crowe Quotes , Source: Historia Mathematica

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

Bertrand Arthur William Russell Quotes , Source: Philosophical Essays (no. 4)

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A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

Paul Erdos Quotes

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

Albert Einstein Quotes

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The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

Plato Quotes

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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.

Aristotle Quotes

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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

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

Max Wilhelm Dehn Quotes , Source: "The Mathematical Intelligencer" (vol. 5, no. 2)

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The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.

S. Gudder Quotes

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

Aristotle Quotes

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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)

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Mathematics is written for mathematicians.

Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes , Source: De Revolutionibus

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Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.

Charles R. Darwin Quotes , Source: "Mathematical Maxims and Minims" edited by N. Rose

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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. 51-59)

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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)

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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)

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Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Quotes

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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Metaphysica (3-1078b)

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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)

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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

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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.]

Louis-Ferdinand Celine Quotes , Source: Voyage au bout de la nuit

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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)

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