The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence. (Quote by - James Joseph Sylvester)

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. (Quote by - John Adams)

So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians. (Quote by - Georg C. Lichtenberg)

The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal. (Quote by - William James)

Abstractness, sometimes hurled as a reproach at mathematics, is its chief glory and its surest title to practical usefulness. It is also the source of such beauty as may spring from mathematics. (Quote by - E. T. Bell)

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)

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures. (Quote by - Jean Piaget)

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics. (Quote by - Dean Schlicter)

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. (Quote by - Paul Halmos)

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did. (Quote by - Andrew Wiles)

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)

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors, mathematics and philosophy. (Quote by - Stephen Cole Kleene)

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics. (Quote by - Gabriel Marcel)

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself. (Quote by - Andrew Wiles)

There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. (Quote by - Shelia Tobias)

My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history. (Quote by - Lawrence R. Klein)

Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics. (Quote by - Nicolaus Copernicus)

I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them. (Quote by - Carl Friedrich Gauss)

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry. (Quote by - Maria Montessori)

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

An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God. (Quote by - Srinivasa Ramanujan)

The Infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man. (Quote by - David Hilbert)

What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things? (Quote by - James Matthew Barrie)

Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me. It makes music like mathematics. (Quote by - Robert Quine)