Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. 'Immortality' may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean. -G. H. Hardy

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself. -Sir Arthur Eddington

The mathematician lives long and lives young; the wings of his soul do not early drop off, nor do its pores become clogged with the earthy particles blown from the dusty highways of vulgar life.

The ideal engineer is a composite ... He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems. -N. W. Dougherty

It seems to me that the poet has only to perceive that which others do not perceive, to look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing. -Sofia Kovalevskaya

There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one. -G.K. Chesterton

A hereditary monarch is as absurd a position as a hereditary doctor or mathematician. -Thomas Paine

A mathematician is an individual who believes that prophesying that his dog will die if he deprives it of food constitutes a prediction. -Bill Gaede

A mathematician believes that describing the speed of Mercury with equations amounts to science. -Bill Gaede

The difference between the poet and the mathematician is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while the mathematician tries to get the heavens into his head. -G.K. Chesterton

Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other. -George Eliot

A philosopher is a mathematician, who might not be good at solving mathematical problems but knows 'which one' to solve and 'why' to solve it... -Victor Ghoshe

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -Plato

Littlewood, on Hardy's own estimate, is the finest mathematician he has ever known. He was the man most likely to storm and smash a really deep and formidable problem; there was no one else who could command such a combination of insight, technique and power. -Henry Hallett Dale