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Funny Quotes about Mathematics

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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

I must study politics and war that my sons may have

liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

- John Adams

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 a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

- Francis Bacon

I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics

and applied mathematics program in Toronto.

- Walter Kohn

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far

away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.

- James Newman

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the

mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.

- Andrew Wiles

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I read everything: fiction, history,

science,

mathematics, biography, travel.

- Martin Lewis Perl

The infinite in mathematics is alway unruly unless it is properly treated.

- James Newman

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place

in the world for ugly mathematics.

- Godfrey Harold Hardy

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.

- Gabriel Marcel

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.

- Henri Poincare

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.

- Arthur Eddington

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein,

and given over a hopeless race.

- Charles Babbage

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love

of concepts and mathematics,

was a marvelous experience.

- Rudolph A. Marcus

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.

- John Henry Carver

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics.

It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.

It's the things people know that ain't so.

- Edwin Armstrong

The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past

in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.

- E. T. Bell

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.

- Jean Piaget

But however measurable, there is much more life in

music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.

- Gabriel Marcel

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates

interesting mathematics along the way -

even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.

- Andrew Wiles

Film is one of the three universal languages,

the other two: mathematics and music.

- Frank Capra

How is an error possible in mathematics?

- Henri Poincare

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple

rules with meaningless marks on paper.

- David Hilbert

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics

and teaching mathematics.

- Simeon Poisson

We are servants rather than masters in mathematics.

- Charles Hermite

I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my

interests between mathematics and philosophy.

- Stephen Cole Kleene

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied.

For what is useful above all is technique,

and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.

- G. H. Hardy

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the

laws of the intelligible world;

the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the

laws of human intelligence.

- James Joseph Sylvester

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries;

for mathematics,

the cultural world is one country.

- David Hilbert

It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics,

yet no one questions the validity of what you say.

There is no other realm of discourse half so queer.

- James Newman

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and

physics rests on the concepts of space and time.

- James J. Gibson

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.

- E. T. Bell

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic,

and relates to philosophy as do the arts,

music, and plastic art to poetry.

- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I sort of was good at writing essays.

I was never very good at mathematics,

and I was never very good at algebra.

I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.

- Diane Cilento

I did not have a very literary background.

I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics,

and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.

- Robert Morgan

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

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must

be held of higher value than solving it.

- Georg Cantor

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -

and therefore,

possibly also the more practical - it becomes.

- E. T. Bell

There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.

- Edsger Dijkstra

If I were again beginning my studies,

I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.

- Galileo Galilei

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies,

I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.

- Christopher Columbus

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints

of mathematics and logic,

it never can talk only about what it's supposed to

talk about but is always spreading around.

- Howard Nemerov

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.

- G. H. Hardy

Mathematics is as old as Man.

- Stefan Banach

I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist.

I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer

follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.

- John Pople

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced

by those who distinguished themselves by intuition

rather than by rigorous proofs.

- Felix Klein

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,

as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,

anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.

- Simon Newcomb

Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me,

whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages,

my parents expected A's.

- Martin Lewis Perl

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics.

I can assure you mine are still greater.

- Albert Einstein

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant

with the ideas of number and quantity.

- George Boole

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.

Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.

This is a source of concern.

- Daniel Dennett

You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.

- Hermann Weyl

The mathematics of rhythm are universal.

They don't belong to any particular culture.

- John McLaughlin

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself

which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.

- E. T. Bell

The study of mathematics, like the Nile,

begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.

- Charles Caleb Colton

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.

- Georg Cantor

Well, some mathematics problems look simple,

and you try them for a year or so, and then you try

them for a hundred years,

and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve.

- Andrew Wiles

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity,

to which not only the actual word, but every possible word,

must conform.

- Bertrand Russell

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics

dates from those early childhood days.

- Andrew Wiles

God exists since mathematics is consistent,

and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

- Andre Weil

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science,

yeah, I was a genius.

I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.

- Steve Wozniak

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the

application of mathematics to philosophy,

but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

- Richard M. Nixon

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant,

of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.

- Marston Morse

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T.

from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.

- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful

creation of the human spirit.

- Stefan Banach

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual

understanding of some part of mathematics that would

clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.

- Andrew Wiles

When we were making the law, when we were writing the

literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of

Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.

- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that

it can never be fully learned.

- Izaak Walton

My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning,

and later with chemistry in early high school and the

proverbial home chemistry set.

- Rudolph A. Marcus

For the things of this world cannot be made known without

a knowledge of mathematics.

- Roger Bacon

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