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Numerical logistic is that which employs numbers; symbolic logistic that which uses symbols, as, say, the letters of the alphabet. (Quote by - Francois Viete)

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics. (Quote by - John Henry Carver)

The advancement and perfection of mathematics are intimately connected with the prosperity of the state. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

There is no problem that cannot be solved. (Quote by - Francois Viete)

Thus number may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician. (Quote by - James Clerk Maxwell)

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic. (Quote by - John James Audubon)

The reason we have a maths department is because it would be uneconomical to have that many people institutionalized. (Quote by - Koko Martin Sama)

The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

Our mathematics of the last few decades has wallowed in generalities and formalizations. (Quote by - Hermann Weyl)

Mathematics is no more computation than typing is literature. (Quote by - John Allen Paulos)

A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence. (Quote by - Howard Eves)

Arithmetic is a kind of knowledge in which the best natures should be trained, and which must not be given up. (Quote by - Plato)

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art. (Quote by - G. H. Hardy)

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics. (Quote by - Edsger W. Dijkstra)

Mathematics is the only good metaphysics. (Quote by - Lord Kelvin)

How is an error possible in mathematics? (Quote by - Henri Poincare)

How could youths better learn to live than by once trying the experiment of living? Methinks this would educate their minds as much as mathematics. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

The work of a teacher -- exhausting, complex, idiosyncratic, never twice the same -- is at its heart, an intellectual and ethical enterprise. Teaching is the vocation of vocations. (Quote by - William Ayres)

I regret that it has been necessary for me in this lecture to administer such a large dose of four-dimensional geometry. I do not apologize, because I am really not responsible for the fact that nature in its most fundamental aspect is four-dimensional. Things are what they are. (Quote by - A. N. Whitehead)

Uneven numbers are the godsí delight. (Quote by - Publius Vergilius Maro)

If there is a God, heís a great mathematician. (Quote by - Paul Dirac)

There is no smallest among the small and no largest among the large, but always something still smaller and something still larger. (Quote by - Anaxagoras)

I knew a mathematician who said, "I do not know as much as God, but I know as much as God did at my age. (Quote by - Milton Shulman)

The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)


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