Mathematics Quotes

Arithmetic has a very great and elevating effect, compelling the soul to reason about abstract number, and rebelling against the introduction of visible or tangible objects into the argument. (Quote by  Plato)
On the basis of my historical experience, I fully believe that mathematics of the twentyfifth century will be as different from that of today as the latter is from the sixteenth century. (Quote by  George Sarton)
The notion of infinity is our greatest friend; it is also our greatest enemy of our peace of mind. (Quote by  James Pierpont)
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. (Quote by  Newton)
Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them. (Quote by  Joseph Fourier)
For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics? (Quote by  Richard Courant)
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. (Quote by  Andrew Wiles)
Every New body of discovery is mathematical in form because there is no other guidance we can have. (Quote by  Charles Darwin)
This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it. (Quote by  Roger Penrose)
Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences (Quote by  Roger Bacon)
In my opinion a mathematician, in so far as he is a mathematician, need not preoccupy himself with philosophy an opinion, moreover, which has been expressed by many philosophers. (Quote by  Henri Lebesgue)
One magnitude is said to be the limit of another magnitude when the second may approach the first within any given magnitude, however small, though the second may never exceed the magnitude it approaches. (Quote by  Jean le Rond d’Alembert)
Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover. (Quote by  Bertrand Russell)
Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one’s native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer. (Quote by  Edsger W. Dijkstra)
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. (Quote by  Paul Erdos)
Many mathematicians derive part of their selfesteem by feeling themselves the proud heirs of a long tradition of rational thinking; I am afraid they idealize their cultural ancestors. (Quote by  Edsger W. Dijkstra)
Puzzles are made of the things that the mathematician, no less than the child, plays with, and dreams and wonders about, for they are made of things and circumstances of the world he lives in. (Quote by  Edward Kasner)
Like the crest of a peacock so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge. (Quote by  Anonymous)
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. (Quote by  Rudolph A. Marcus)
With my full philosophical rucksack I can only climb slowly up the mountain of mathematics. (Quote by  Ludwig Wittgenstein)
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. (Quote by  Rene Descartes)
There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics. (Quote by  Archimedes)
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth. (Quote by  Christopher Morley)
Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose. (Quote by  Albert Einstein)
The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful resource of the human spirit, almost an amphibian between being and not being. (Quote by  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz)