To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences is to invite the sterility of a cow shut away from the bulls. (Quote by - Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev)

Willingly would I burn to death like Phaeton, were this the price for reaching the sun and learning its shape, its size and its substance. (Quote by - Eudoxus of Cnidus)

Mathematicians are born, not made. (Quote by - Henri Poincare)

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself. (Quote by - Sir Arthur Eddington)

Mathematicians aren't satisfied because they know there are no solutions up to four million or four billion, they really want to know that there are no solutions up to infinity. (Quote by - Andrew Wiles)

Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be presented in an entirely undogmatic way. (Quote by - Max Wilhelm Dehn)

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. (Quote by - Roger Bacon)

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained. (Quote by - Arthur Cayley)

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. (Quote by - Max Wilhelm Dehn)

Two and two the mathematician continues to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five. (Quote by - James McNeill Whistler)

One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories. (Quote by - Philip J. Davis)

The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis. (Quote by - Andrew Wiles)

A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful? (Quote by - Martin Gardner)

Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician. (Quote by - Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege)

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

Mathematicians are like managers - they want improvement without change. (Quote by - Edsger Dijkstra)

It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated observation, that mathematics is a human invention. (Quote by - P.W. Bridgman)

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders. (Quote by - Carl Friedrich Gauss)

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness. (Quote by - E. T. Bell)

I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea. (Quote by - Frank Wilczek)

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense. (Quote by - Charles R. Darwin)

Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics. (Quote by - Carl Friedrich Gauss)

Mathematics is written for mathematicians. (Quote by - Nicolaus Copernicus )