Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. - Mickey Mouse
Ludwig von Beethoven had never mastered the elements of arithmetic beyond addition and subtraction. A thirteen-year-old boy whom he had befriended tried unsuccessfully to teach him simple multiplication and division.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. - Eric Hoffer
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. - Mignon McLaughlin
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
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer. - Carl Sandburg
Part of her revolted against the insanity of the rules. Part of her was grateful. In a world of chaos, any guidelines helped. And she knew that each day she remained alive, she remained alive. One plus one plus one. The Devil's arithmetic... - Jane Yolen