Quotation Explorer - 'Mathematics'

According to the strange mathematics of the god of mutual affinity, the shadows that clouded their pasts when united became only half as dense instead of darker. - The World And The Door - o.henry
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. - John von Neumann
If a `religion' is defined to be a system of ideas that contains unprovable statements, then Godel taught us that mathematics is not only a religion, it is the only religion that can prove itself to be one. - John D. Barrow
May not Music be described as the Mathematics of sense, and Mathematics as the Music of reason?
We tend to teach mathematics as a long list of rules.You learn them in order and you have to obey them, because if you don't obey them you get a C-.This is not mathematics. Mathematics is the study if things that come out a certain way because there is no other way they could possibly be. - Jordan Ellenberg
Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria Goeppert Mayer
There was a footpath leading across fields to New Southgate, and I used to go there alone to watch the sunset and contemplate suicide. I did not, however, commit suicide, because I wished to know more of mathematics. - Bertrand Russell
(1) Use mathematics as shorthand language, rather than as an engine of inquiry. (2) Keep to them till you have done. (3) Translate into English. (4) Then illustrate by examples that are important in real life (5) Burn the mathematics. (6) If you can’t succeed in 4, burn 3. This I do often. - Alfred Marshall
Mathematics and poetry are the two ways to drink the beauty of truth. - Amit Ray
Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend. - Marcel Achard
Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry. - Stephen Hawking
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. - Carl Jung
Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis.
My specific goal is to revolutionize the future of the species. Mathematics is just another way of predicting the future.
Mathematics transfigures the fortuitous concourse of atoms into the tracery of the finger of God.
Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. - Nikola Tesla
History, Geology, Psychology, Philosophy, Chemistry, Physics, Theology, Mathematics, Technology, Sociology, Biology, and the list goes on and on. If all this body of knowledge exist for human consumption, why would I specialize in only one field? - Allan Amanyire
Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe. - Galileo Galilei
Nature already uses the language of mathematics, so why not work with the environment instead of against it. We need to start mimicking the mathematical logic that occurs in the landscape, identify existing systems, and out of those concepts create new ones. - Yafreisy Carrero
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry. - Bertrand Russell
Beauty is the first test; there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best, he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear his shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house. - Robert A. Heinlein
It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. - Richard Dawkins
It's much easier, after all, to learn mathematics from someone who's made a few mistakes. It's impossible to learn it from someone who always gets it right. - John C. Lennox
The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts. - Núria Añó
Mathematics is the cheapest science. Unlike physics or chemistry, it does not require any expensive equipment. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and paper. - George Pólya
In the life of mathematics two plus two make four; but in the mathematics of life two and two can make five or even three sometimes - Munia Khan
No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition. - Albert Camus
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. - Albert Einstein
Without mathematics, your world becomes foggy! For a clear vision, you need to be educated in the Temple of Mathematics! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. - H. L. Mencken
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
The Pythagorean ... having been brought up in the study of mathematics, thought that things are numbers ... and that the whole cosmos is a scale and a number. - Aristotle
Mathematics brought rigor to economics. Unfortunately it also brought mortis. - Kenneth E. Boulding
The mathematics is not there till we put it there. - Sir Arthur Eddington
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences. - Carl Friedrich Gauss
Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. - Alfred North Whitehead
Réduites à des théories générales, les mathématiques seraient une belle forme sans contenu.Reduced to general theories, mathematics would be a beautiful form without content. - Henri Lebesgue
Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense. - William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. - Henry David Thoreau
Mathematics is life: the workings (process) is more important than the answer (proof/product). A wrong process cannot make a right product. - Dele Ayo Bankole
Mathematics is a wonderful common sense,To understand the harmony in nature magnificent; The wondrous language, & popular in terms of @ financeIts’ unique, and abundantly rich in terms of substance, - Priyavrat Thareja
Business, to be successful, must be based on science, for demand and supply are matters of mathematics, not guesswork. - Elbert Hubbard
If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics. - Francis Bacon
Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire - meaningless. Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead. - Bret Easton Ellis
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives. - Anonymous
Drama is imagination limited by logic. Mathematics is logic limited by imagination.
In every department of physical science there is only so much science, properly so-called, as there is mathematics. - Immanuel Kant
Europe, the land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts. The land where the economy gets to stagger all over the continent. - Núria Añó
Mathematics education is much more complicated than you expected, even though you expected it to be more complicated than you expected. - Edward Griffith Begle
Atheism is the opium of the mathematicians. Atheism is the religion of Mathematics. - Bill Gaede
It is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain. - Albert Einstein
There are three laws that govern our universe - laws of physics, laws of nature, and spiritual laws. Like the laws of physics and nature, spiritual laws are just as precise as any mathematics equation. - Truman Massey
And, believe me, if I were again beginning my studies, I should follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. - Galileo Galilei
Mathematics is the poetry of logic and the music of reason. - Albert Einstein
By simple mathematics giving is key to the world you seek to live in. If I take I alone gain. If I give or share then two at least are enriched. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Any impatient student of mathematics or science or engineering who is irked by having algebraic symbolism thrust upon him should try to get along without it for a week.
You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.
There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world. - Nicholas Lobachevsky
Only dead mathematics can be taught where competition prevails: living mathematics must always be a communal possession. - Mary Everest Boole
Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. Ambiguity of language is philosophy's main source of problems. That is why it is of the utmost importance to examine attentively the very words we use. - Giuseppe Peano
There is a mathematics to all his relationships, underlying each and every one. He wants it to all add up in his head and he wants to do the adding. And should someone step outside his ciphers, the circle his mind has drawn, his trust evaporates. - Geoffrey Wood
Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty. - Deepak Chopra
There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer. - Voltaire
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. - Bertrand Russell
Let's not escape into mathematics. Let's stay with reality. - Michael Crichton
Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.
Only in the world of mathematics do two negatives multiply into a positive. - Abby Morel
All I know, all I can comprehend of the mathematics of a life, are the times your hand is inside my hand, and the times it is not. - Tyler Knott Gregson
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 the language with which God has written the universe. - Galileo Galilei
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. - Francis Bacon
Real Martial Arts is Mathematics, Physics, Poetry; Meditation in Action - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
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
Mathematics is a vast adventure in ideas; its history reflects some of the noblest thoughts of countless generations.
We often hear that mathematics consists mainly of 'proving theorems.' Is a writer's job mainly that of 'writing sentences? - Gian-Carlo Rota
Making mathematics accessible to the educated layman, while keeping high scientific standards, has always been considered a treacherous navigation between the Scylla of professional contempt and the Charybdis of public misunderstanding. - Gian-Carlo Rota
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - Johann von Neumann
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