Mathematics Quotes

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 fourdimensional geometry. I do not apologize, because I am really not responsible for the fact that nature in its most fundamental aspect is fourdimensional. Things are what they are. (Quote by  A. N. Whitehead)
Uneven numbers are the gods’ delight. (Quote by  Publius Vergilius Maro)
If there is a God, he’s 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)