Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems - they love a challenge. (Quote by - Andrew Wiles)

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit. (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality? (Quote by - Max Wilhelm Dehn)

The mathematician's best work is art, a high perfect art, as daring as the most secret dreams of imagination, clear and limpid. Mathematical genius and artistic genius touch one another. (Quote by - Gosta Mittag-Leffler)

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future. (Quote by - Andrew Wiles)

Many mathematicians derive part of their self-esteem by feeling themselves the proud heirs of a long tradition of rational thinking; I am afraid they idealize their cultural ancestors. (Quote by - Edsger Dijkstra)

Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless. (Quote by - Euripides)

You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy. (Quote by - Max Rosenlicht)

With me everything turns into mathematics. (Quote by - Max Wilhelm Dehn)

A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given. (Quote by - Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch)

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

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare. (Quote by - Rene Descartes)

I have created a new universe from nothing. (Quote by - Janos Bolyai)

One can always reason with reason. (Quote by - Heri Bergson)

The mathematician does not study pure mathematics because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and he delights in it because it is beautiful. (Quote by - Henri Poincare)

No more fiction, for now we calculate; but that we may calculate, we had to make fiction first. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be occupied with the ideas of number and quantity. (Quote by - George Boole)

Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for 500 years. (Quote by - Charles Hermite)

Mathematics is the queen of the sciences. (Quote by - Carl Friedrich Gauss)

Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects. (Quote by - Henri Poincare)

Revolutions never occur in mathematics. (Quote by - Michael Crowe)

And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything. (Quote by - Pierre de Fermat)