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For example, the philosophers who were interested in logic were probably rather logical for mathematicians. But the ASL got us together, so we could talk to each other and publish in the same journal. (Quote by - Stephen Cole Kleene)

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. (Quote by - Max Wilhelm Dehn)

As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable. (Quote by - Abraham Robinson)

It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician. (Quote by - Augustus de Morgan)

The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions. (Quote by - Alonzo Church)

The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or poet's, must be beautiful. The ideas, like the colors or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: There is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.-- G. H. Hardy)

The mathematics is not there till we put it there. (Quote by - Sir Arthur Eddington)

The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure. (Quote by - Felix Klein)

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. (Quote by - Aristotle)

Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers. (Quote by - Brian Greene)

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express. (Quote by - James C. Maxwell)

He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail. (Quote by - Niels H. Abel)

Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin. (Quote by - John Von Neumann)

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. (Quote by - Plato)

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people. (Quote by - Andre Weil)

Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences. (Quote by - Roger Bacon)

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. (Quote by - W.H. Auden)

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians. (Quote by - Edsger Dijkstra)

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. (Quote by - Vannevar Bush)

It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth. (Quote by - Daniel Bernoulli)

I like to move among painters, mathematicians, psychologists, people who can tell me something. (Quote by - George Woodcock)

In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. (Quote by - Johann von Neumann)

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either. (Quote by - Evan Esar)

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions. (Quote by - Felix Klein)


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