Mathematics Quotes


78 Mathematics quotes:



"In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers."
"Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude."
"How happy the lot of the mathematician! He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve. No cashier writes a letter to the press complaining about the incomprehensibility of Modern Mathematics and comparing it unfavorably with the good old days when mathematicians were content to paper irregularly shaped rooms and fill bathtubs without closing the waste pipe."
"Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful"
Author: Luther Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life."
"Mathematics is the music of reason."
"The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing."
"Necessary truth is merely the subject-matter of mathematics, not the reward we get for doing mathematics. The object of mathematics is not, and cannot be, mathematical certainty. It is not even mathematical truth, certain or otherwise. It is, and must be, mathematical explanation."
"The piano's world encompasses glass-nerved virtuosi and stomping barrel-housers in fedoras; it is a world of pasture and storm, of perfumed smoke, of liquid mathematics."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"The mathematics clearly demonstrate that we are still capable of winning both world championships, but of course it's going to be somewhat challenging."
Author: Dennis Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"We had a great strategy and Kimi drove an excellent race. The mathematics clearly demonstrate we are still capable of winning both world titles, but of course it is going to be somewhat challenging."
Author: Dennis Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"[Seniors] believe they need a Nobel Prize in mathematics to understand this program, ... They are confused and this booklet just worsens it."
Author: Israel Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"I started off thinking that maybe the social sciences ought to have the kinds of mathematics that the natural sciences had. That works a little bit in economics because they talk about costs, prices and quantities of goods. But it doesn't work a darn for the other social sciences; you lose most of the content when you translate them to numbers."
Author: Simon Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned."
"What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things?"
"We really have outstanding scores with mathematics, and reading has always been high, ... Were now looking at writing to see if we can enhance our skills."
Author: Ford Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred."
"Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peas cods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data."
Author: Huxley Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"Mathematicians are like Frenchman: whatever you say to them they translate Into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different."
"The mathematics faculty were encouraging me to shift into mathematics as my major and explaining to me that it was not almost impossible to make a good career in America as a mathematician. So I... became officially a student of mathematics. And in the end I had learned and progressed so much in mathematics that they gave me an M.S. in addition to my B.S. when I graduated."
Author: Nash Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes


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