765+ Famous Mathematician and Mathematics Quotes
Famous Mathematician and Mathematics Quotes
“A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there.” Charles Pierce
“A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs (…) the reason probably lies in the fact that they are made with ideas.”- A Mathematician’s Apology
“I think mathematically rather than verbally.”- Ada Lovelace
“I have tried in vain to make myself believe that the book of nature is a book intended to be read by men, and written in the language in which they are accustomed to read books.”- Bernard Bolzano.–Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) “Mathematics as an Art”
“Mathematics is the sister art.”- Henri Poincaré
“Mathematicians study the great and featureless absolutes, like God and numbers. Poets allow themselves the small absolutes, the particular colors and the delightful human touches, like love and hate.”- Dagobert D. Runes
“Mathematics is a creative process.”- Ernst-Otto Hesse (1881-1961)
“Mathematicians are not only good at solving difficult problems; they are also good at finding solutions to problems that have no solutions.”- Edgar Rees
“The mathematician may be compared to a designer of garments, who is utterly oblivious of the creatures whom his garments may fit.”- George Polya
“Mathematics is not an opinion.”- James Roy Newman
“If we cannot imagine it, we cannot think about it.”- Emilio Vedova (1924–2009)
“The mathematician has retreated as far into an impenetrable darkness as any theologian could desire.”- Frederick Nietzsche
“Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas.”- John Bracey
“The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colors or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way.”- Godfrey Harold Hardy
“In mathematics, you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.”- John von Neumann (1903–1957)
“The man who can’t do the math doesn’t deserve to be in charge.”- Robert A. Heinlein
“Mathematics is the science which draws necessary conclusions.”- Charles Caleb Colton
“Mathematics is an art. To begin with, it attracts those who are artistically inclined, and then it teaches them to develop their gifts with rigor, with order, and with insight.”- Stanisław Ulam
“Mathematics is like poetry: it tells you something; but if you don’t know what, it tells you that too.”- Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
“Mathematics seems to me only one more way of saying things which are already said by everyone else – at the same time simpler and more difficult.”- Gustave Flaubert
“Mathematicians are not interested in delivering moral lectures; instead, they observe, amend and revolutionize.”- George Pólya
“All the great discoveries were made by people who had no mathematics background themselves.”- Paul Cohen
“The science of mathematics is a mirror; it reflects back to us how we see the world and how we think about it.”- Jacques Hadamard
“Mathematics is a universal language that can be used to say anything. It is by analogy with the spoken language that the power of this language becomes clear.”- Jacques Hadamard
“The mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.”- Paul Erdos
“Math was always easy for me to understand. Never had any problem with it; you either get it, or you don’t, and if you don’t get it, nobody can explain it to you. And I didn’t need anybody to explain anything because I just got it myself. And I’ve been doing it ever since.”- Carmen Reinhardt
“Mathematicians lead quiet lives and die with their feet dangling in luxury.”- G. H. Hardy
“If you cannot understand mathematics, make it simpler.”- John von Neumann
“The only temptation in mathematics is to make unnecessary theorems.”- Paul Dirac
“Mathematics is intuition incarnate.”- Andrew Wiles
“Mathematics is a way of thinking, not a way of writing.”- James Joseph Sylvester (1814-1897)
“Although mathematics seeks to teach us how to think, it also requires us to think.”- John von Neumann
“If you are going to make mistakes in mathematics, make them in good ones.”- G. H. Hardy
Math Teacher Quotes
“You cannot have too many arrows in your quiver.”- C.H. Davis
“Arithmetic is not a subject that lends itself to organizing into neat, clean chunks of knowledge with definitive answers to every question.” – Peter C. Thuesen
“The world of mathematics invites curiosity and the quest for understanding.” – Gail Erickson Kline
“Mathematics should be more interesting and challenging than it is, but instead it’s always easy. Math is the last refuge of the bored.”
“Mathematics is just as much about beauty as it is about rigor.” – Danica C.
“If you can’t do math, try another subject.’ – Steve Mize
“Mathematics should be fun. The problem I see is that it often isn’t.” – Shari McKean
“Mathematics is a language that we can use to describe the world around us.” – Wendy Jones
“I think we should try to find more ways to teach mathematics in the way that kids naturally learn and use language. They learn about numbers when they talk about quantities. They learn about fractions when they talk about halves, thirds, and fourths.” – Gary W. Lutz
“Every day I feel fortunate to wake up and be a mathematician.” – Barb Oakley
“You’ll never regret learning math because you’ll never have to use it.” – Danica C.
“I think the day will come when mathematics is taught in the same way that we teach language today.” – Marcia Neiman
“It’s the mathematical ideas that make me tick.” – Jonathan Sachs
“There are no facts in mathematics, only interesting possibilities.” – Emmy Noether
“Math is not about numbers; it’s about ideas.” – Doris Schattschneider
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.” – Bertrand Russell
“The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment. The mathematician sets out to solve the problem to such order that the solution can be expressed by ordinary numbers. But soon he finds himself in an untrodden country, where he is led astray by his own ingenuity.” – Bernhard Riemann
“Mathematics is too important not to discuss it with other people.” – John Conway
“It’s good for people like me who don’t have a creative or intuitive side. It keeps the real stuff from me.” – Judy Gerson
“Mathematicians are not professionals in the sense that people in other fields are. They don’t leave their homes or go anywhere to work.” – William Thurston
“In mathematics, there are no stupid questions, only answers that were wrong.” – Donald E. Knuth
“Mathematicians think using visualization and analogy in a creative and imaginative way.” – Bruce Berndt
“Mathematics is a language which has the power to describe the world and its parts as well as their interrelationships.
Jethro Bodine Math Quotes
“What’s the difference between a cow and a pile of hay?” “I don’t know. What’s the difference?” “A cow has patties and a pile of hay has warts.”
“If you’re in a boat with an elephant and you drop your sandwich, do you pick it up or eat it? You eat it.”
“How many hours are there in day?” “Eight hours.” “Nope! It’s 24 hours!”
“Why is the letter W weird?” “Because it’s next to V.”
“If you were a tree, would you be a deciduous tree or an evergreen?” “An evergreen.” “How do you know? You’re not a tree!”
“If fish are called fish because they swim in the water, what are whales then?” “They’re called whales because they swim in the whales.”
“If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If life gives you lemons and salt, add the salt and stir.”
“If grass can grow through cement, why can’t I?”
“I can take care of my kid. I’ll just tell him there is no Santa Claus then when he grows up he won’t believe in him either.”
“Do cows have lips? No! They don’t need them.”
“If you buy something for 50 cents and sell it for a dollar, how much money did you make? “I’m glad ya finally got it!
“What’s the difference between truth and knowledge?” Knowledge is parroted. Truth is personal experience (paraphrased from The Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
“How many cows are in Canada?” It’s too hard to say! They’re all over! (paraphrased from Dinosaurs)
“What does Halloween stand for?” All Hallowed Metric-ly.
“How much is a cup of coffee?” It’s about $2 for the cup, but it depends on how many scoops of coffee you want. But there’s gotta be a limit to how many scoops you can put in there! (paraphrased from The Big Bang Theory)
Math Quotes About Love
“Why did you marry me? Because I am a prime number.
“I miss you when you’re not around.
“Math leads to love, all it takes is a little patience.”
“It is better to know nothing than to know what isn’t so.”
“If it hurts, do more of it.”
“A formula is just a short-hand expression of an idea.”
“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”
“How many times have I told you? If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it.”
“Just bein’ around ya makes my life complete.”
“If it’s free, take two!”
“The gift of love requires that we love others without any thought of reward.
Math Quotes About Love
“Love is like pi—an irrational and transcendent number that goes on forever without repetition.” ― Johnny Depp
“The true symbol of love is a dove with an olive branch in its beak. Madonna said it best, ‘Love isn’t easy.’ But then again, neither is anything worth fighting for.” -Stephen Colbert
“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” -Elizabeth Barret Browning
“I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.” -Edith Wharton
“And in that moment I swear we were infinite.” ― Taylor Swift
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” — A.A. Milne
“Love is not love without a violin-playing goat.” -Voltaire
“And I Love Her, and I Love Him, And I Love Her, And I Love Him” ― The Beatles
“For in the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” ― Mignon McLaughlin
“To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.” ― Robert Green Ingersoll
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ―Maya Angelou
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” ― Hermann Hesse
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Positive Math Quotes
“Aim small, miss small” – Clint Eastwood
“The world would be a better place if everybody would just get a life” -Nelson Mandela
“Everyone has the right to an opinion, but not everyone is entitled to their own facts.” – Daniel Moynihan
“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” -Austin Powers
“People suddenly realized that a sexual revolution was going on and they were still dressing like it was 1954” – Carol Burnett
“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit” -George Carlin
“There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” – Oscar Levant
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself” –Jim Morrison
“All I ask is to get a second chance. When you find it, don’t lose it.” – Marilyn Monroe
“When we wish to conquer an empire, we must first pray to God; then go and get him drunk.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“What would you do if you could not make mistakes?” –Albert Einstein
“One who knows how to live can learn anything” – Confucius
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid” – Benjamin Franklin
“If I didn’t laugh, I’d cry” – Jay Leno
“The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate” – Thomas Watson Sr.
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.” –Anthony Robbins
“When we first meet someone, we don’t know who they really are.
Funny Math Quotes for Teachers
“One of the great mysteries about teaching is that it is both a highly creative and a highly disciplined craft.”- Donald J. Sobel
“Stop worrying about your math teaching ideas; they will not be used tomorrow!”- Peggy Elam
“If students have only three problems left to solve and I’m finished teaching the lesson, I’ll say, ‘come on, let’s finish those three problems,’” says Paula Parker, who teaches in North Carolina.
“I was excited because today we were going to do some division. He just looked at me and said, ‘I don’t know what that means.’ And I said, ‘Neither do I.’ That’s the day it hit me that I was in way over my head.” – Garret Lacey
“If you’re doing a lesson on place value, for example, you might give each student a cookie and ask him or her to share it with as many other students as possible — but only use numbers up to nine. All of the other students have to eat just one piece.” – Michael McCullough
“I’ve had parents say, ‘My child didn’t understand the lesson and there was nothing I could do about it, so I gave up.'” – Virginia J. Carter
“The teacher is a very strange creature. You can do any kind of teaching you want to do; it’s all right within some framework that is laid out for you by the state.”- Mavis Knight
“Teaching math is like driving a car at night. You can’t see very well, and you do not know who is tailing you or where they are coming from.”- George Tate
“I don’t like to use the word ‘stupid’ to describe my students because it doesn’t do justice to what they really are. They’re bright kids who are struggling with this process.” – Gail Kitzerow
“I’ve been teaching for 40 years and still find myself thinking, ‘Oh my Lord! Why didn’t I do that 30 years ago?’ Throwing it up to experience may help you move on in some ways, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.” – Charles Allard
“I don’t think there’s a mechanical way to teach arithmetic.” – Richard Lichtenberg
“The greatest misconception about teaching is that I’m telling kids what you want them to learn.
Albert Einstein Math Quotes
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
“Anyone who is capable of learning must also be capable of forgetting. He who can no longer learn forgets what he once knew.”
“There’s no trick to being a genius. If you’re naive enough to believe that there is, you’ll never become one.”
“What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.”
“A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
“Try not to become a person of success. Rather, try to become a person of value.”
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
“A man should learn to detect and combat his own errors, and by that means only can he reach the mark that is set before him.”
“The more alike everyone is, the more free people are, because no one is forced to live in constant fear of being different.”
“Discipline is never more than the price we pay for freedom.”
“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”
“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”
“People like me try to understand the underlying principles of things, and produce unified pictures of the world that are logically consistent.”
Funny Math Quotes for Classroom
Math is like sex: no one knows exactly how it should be done.
I like math. I love mathematics.
Math is the language of God, and God is a mathematician.
Mathematics has not been exempted from the effects of its own success or its most glorious theorem, ‘as above, so below (in geometry).
It seems hard but the only ingredient of mathematics is paper and pencil, other than that you are on your own!
It is not necessarily better to know the extent of one’s ignorance, rather than the extent of one’s knowledge.
It’s not what you know; it’s what you can prove: A mathematician has no philosophy.
The natural numbers go on forever, and we call that infinity. Since infinity is a lot bigger than the number of numbers, we shall call it ‘the bigger infinity’ (or ‘infinity plus one’)
The stuff that makes our math work is infinitely better than the stuff that makes our bodies work.
There’s a fine line between genius and insanity . . . and I have erased it.
The important thing about mathematics is to understand that it is different from normal science and even from applied science, but it should all fit together.
The mind is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.
The problem with mathematicians is that they’re so damn literal.
Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.
Mathematics is not reality but it makes a model of reality convenient.
Mathematics is like love: a simple idea but it can get complicated.
Mathematics is the science that draws necessary conclusions.
You cannot run a government in which the people do not trust the mathematical experts.
I have no idea how lucky I am, but at least I know one thing: It must be really good to be me!
The last thing I want to do is go back to school and find out what all those numbers and equations are about anyway!
The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
I have a degree in physics, but I am not allowed to talk about it or my employer will fire me.
I hate math, but I love making up problems to solve using math! (Anonymous)
Mathematics is a very beautiful subject. I think it’s like singing or writing poetry. It’s something that can be done by anyone, but it’s something you have to be able to find the right words for.
Mathematics is a part of reality like astronomy is a part of physics. It’s not something that adds to what we already know about reality; it is instead an elucidation or understanding of what we already know about reality.
Mathematics is the only subject that has a definite answer – yes or no. You cannot ask a mathematician if something is true for all possible worlds, or if it can happen.
Mathematics requires nothing seemingly except paper and pencil which are themselves great inventions of Newton’s era, enabling us to do mathematics in small rooms where we can stay warm and smoke and drink coffee.
Mathematics is an expression of the relentless desire to find the absolutely correct answer when you have no idea what the question is asking.
Mathematics is like love. A simple idea but it can get complicated.
Mathematics is not like any other science, for Nature and God are the inventors of mathematics and all the rest have to work under their guidance, which is why Nature and God have an inordinate fondness for it.
Mathematics: The only real science; all the rest are just stamp collecting.
Math Quotes About Life
“When you don’t know how to solve a problem, try asking the person who solved it last.”-Garret Sobel
“The best thing about being a mathematician is that I spend my time doing something I love and that’s fun; that’s what mathematicians do.”-Carolyn Rude
“If you work at something long enough without success, chances are you’re not working on the right problem.” -Srinivasa Ramanujan
“I always buy books for old mathematicians, because I feel they are among the few people in this world who have any idea what’s going on.”-Eli Maor
“How to find a solution to a problem that you do not know? Read anything.” -David Hilbert
“Everybody in mathematics has the right to be stupid, it takes courage to admit it.”-Alessandro Ribezzo
“Mathematics is a language for thinking. It is an intellectual game, which has certain rules. The most important thing about this game is to enjoy it.”-David Hilbert
“The moral of the story: it’s never too late to become what you might have been.”-Lewis Carroll
“There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
“It is easy to be wise after the event.” -Euclid
“Everyone should multiply his mistakes by two, because that is how we learn.”-Alfred Bernhard Nobel
“Mathematics is the language with which I tell my dreams.”-Monsieur Bertrand
“I have discovered that mathematics is sometimes called the Queen of Sciences. It is also said that the Queen speaks only to her true followers. If that is true, then the large number of people in the world who do not like mathematics must be like persons who are excluded from a loved one’s conversation.”-Abel
“I think my mistakes are actually my portals of discovery.”-Joyce Sweeney
“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.”-Piet Hein
“Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe.”-Galileo Galilei
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”-Plato
“Mathematicians use blackboards because they are never sure whether their theories will work until they have carried them out on paper.”
“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself. If you don’t understand it, it must be nonsense.”-Paul Erdos
“I find mathematics beautiful because it is so simple. It’s like a window to the universe.”-Einstein
“Mathematicians ought to be mathematicians and not philosophers.”-Ernst Zermelo
“The only thing worse than being talked about in the third person is not being talked about at all.” -Werner Heisenberg
Mathematics Day Quotes
“It’s not about being a mathematician; it’s about being a lover of patterns.”- Dr. John Forbes Nash
“Mathematics is the queen of the sciences.” – Sir William Rowan Hamilton
“A mathematician is someone who solves puzzles that are easy for other people.”- Unknown Author (maybe George Polya)
“Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere.” – John von Neumann
“It is not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
“Where mathematics and physics meet, it isn’t a truce. It is something more powerful. It is an understanding.”- Stephen Hawking
“In mathematics, the finest feelings are discovered in the symmetry of the general situation.” – David Hilbert
“Mathematics are the true sciences because they are the ones that can be used to understand nature.” – Albert Einstein
“Mathematics takes you away from yourself into another world of pure thought.” – Etta Moten
“All science begins with wonder. “- Isaac Newton
“You should always see math as an imaginary game that helps us to understand the real world.” – Carl Friedrich Gauss
“The great thing about mathematics is that it makes crazy ideas seem normal.” – John Conway
“Mathematics is much more than a language for describing the world. It is a way of thought, a stove-pipe in the brain, which allows us to cut through the jungle of experience and find things we have lost and things we never knew we had. In mathematics, the truth is always beautiful, and the good ideas live forever.” – Paul Erdös
“Mathematics is concerned with concepts rather than objects. It is a mistake to believe that mathematics consists merely of rules for manipulating signs.” – Morris Kline
“The only reason for time to exist is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein
“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” – Robert Anton Wilson
“Mathematics is a subject that does not make sense until you have a way to explain it to someone else.” – Kurt Gödel
“Mathematics is the science of patterns. – Albert Einstein
“I don’t believe that physics gives us anything that will allow us to understand what we are all about as human beings.” – Stephen Hawking
Maths Quotes by Ramanujan
An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God- Srinivasa Ramanujan.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a path on the mind. -Srinivasa Ramanujan.
My claim to originality is that I use native materials and give back what I can remember of my mother tongue, Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Mathematics is the science of patterns
It often happens that mathematicians are like deaf people who can see objects only with their eyes and must never ask what they are or why they have these forms and colors
It is always the edge of a great problem which is sharpest.
Like attracts like
To be remembered is much more important than to be understood.
What you can do today was done yesterday by someone else long ago; what you can do tomorrow was done yesterday by someone else long ago; what you can do the day after tomorrow was done yesterday by someone else long ago.
I beg to introduce myself to you as a clerk in the Accounts Department of the Port Trust Office at Madras on a salary of only £20 per annum. I am now about 23 years of age. … After leaving school I have been employing the spare time at my disposal to work at Mathematics
If what you have to say is truly important, you must say it in mathematics.
It is a mathematical fact that all correct equations have solutions
I am not a mathematician, but only God can tell whether my dream is right or wrong.
An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God
I shall confess that I do not love mathematics because it leads to truth, but because the paths are beautiful and the views wonderful.
Mathematics is the mathematics of God
A mathematician can say with certainty that of two numbers the bigger one is not equal to the smaller one
If you want a mathematical proof, you will get it if it’s worth having
How can a dead man travel? He can only go so far as an eye can see in an eye’s turn
A problem of this sort is sometimes illustrated by means of a graffito: “I am so and so, and I have lost my key.
No, it is a very interesting number, it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways. – Srinivasa Ramanujan.
The miracle of the decimal system is that we do not need to invent new symbols, but can use the same symbols for numbers up to 11, 12 or 13
The important thing about Mathematics is not how few mistakes one finds in one thousand but how few mistakes one finds in one million. – Srinivasa Ramanujan
Mathematics is the language in which God has written down all the truths that are necessary for man’s life -Srinivasa Ramanujan.
If you can’t understand it, it is because you are not supposed to
I have a feeling that the subject which we call mathematics will in due course be found to be simply the science of relationships, and that all other branches of science such as physics will come under this someday
How many mathematicians have been permanently crippled by premature contact with mathematics
You don’t understand – I don’t compute
Famous Math Quotes
“Mathematics is the only true wisdom.”
“A mathematician is someone who can find beauty in a theorem.”
“Mathematicians may be able to solve problems, but they cannot prevent every problem.”
“Mathematics is an expensive luxury for those unable to comprehend its usefulness.”
“I have had my ideas come out of the blue as if I had reached into my chest and pulled them out without touching anything else.”
“There is no royal road to mathematics.”
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”
“I feel as if I always had known it, and it always had to be there, although I had never seen it before. It is like discovering that the so familiar surroundings in which one has lived are in fact unknown, although they seem so known to one.”
“In mathematics, you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.”
“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” – Albert Einstein
“A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.”
“God made the integers; all else is the work of man.”
“Real mathematicians don’t make many mistakes. Great mathematicians make a lot of mistakes and never tell anybody.”
“When I was young I thought I would never see anything like that again in my life.”
15.”The real reason why we cannot solve the problem of existence is that it does not have any solution.”
“It is difficult to get an idea into a man’s mind unless it is already there.” – Charles Darwin
“Men have forgotten more about mathematics than it is possible for them to ever learn.” – Bertrand Russell
“I feel like a person who has got out of the rut, who has found a new way of looking at things, or at least an old way such as I had never seen before.”
“Mathematics doesn’t solve problems; it poses them.”
“A mathematician, like a painter or a musician, is a maker of patterns.”
“Mathematics is a barrier that prevents ordinary mortals from grasping the laws of the universe.”
“The math I use is there to give the credibility of my words; otherwise, what I have to say is just opinion.”
Math Love Quotes
“Mathematics is a game of beauty. It’s about patterns and structure.” -John Allen Paulos
“The study of mathematics is the study of nature at its most perfect”-John von Neumann
“Mathematics is the language in which God created the universe. “- Albert Einstein
“Mathematics is the language in which God created the universe. But look at it! It is written in letters too small to be seen on earth.”-Max Planck
“A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee beans into theorems.”-Albert Einstein
“I have always thought that the purest demonstration of the harmony between science and religion is mathematics.” – Albert Einstein
“Mathematics is the science of pattern and structure.” – Walter Edmonds
“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. It is utterly immaterial whether the marks are made by a man or a monkey, or whether the rules were invented by one man or many.”-G. H. Hardy
“I have always thought that the purest demonstration of the harmony between science and religion is mathematics.” – Albert Einstein
“Mathematics shows us that the order of the universe can be explained in a perfectly clear and simple way, without any ad hoc contrivances or complicated assumptions. This fact implies that science and religion are at bottom one and the same thing.” – Albert Einstein
“Mathematics is so beautiful, so organic, so necessary to all life on earth, and yet most human beings have never heard of it or even tried to learn it.”- Grace Murray Hopper
“The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.”-Paul Erdős
“A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.”-Paul Erdős
“In mathematics, you don’t understand things, you just get used to them.”-John von Neumann
“Mathematics is the science of patterns. It’s an elegant pattern that we see in everything around us.” ― Michelle Yanguas
“A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.” – Paul Erdős
“Math is not magic. Math will not take you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. ” – Christianne Goudreau
“It is not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
“When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.” – Arthur C. Clarke
“Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.”-Korea Times Editorial Board
“Mathematics is the language in which the universe is written.” – Carl Friedrich Gauss
“Mathematics has a beauty of its own, apart from any aesthetic qualities that it may possess.”-A. N. Whitehead
“Mathematics is the language of nature, and no one can understand nature without knowing mathematics.” – Vito Volterra
“The study of Mathematics should be liberated from all religious reference and made purely scientific and mathematical.”- Sir Frank Dyson
“Mathematics is a language which has to be learned before it can be spoken. ” – Terrence Tao
“God made the integers; all else is the work of man.”-Leopold Kronecker
“The Golden Age of Mathematics, or at least its continuing legacy, may have been the period when mathematics served as an essential tool in the progress of physics.”- Amir Aczel
“Mathematics is a blind man’s profession. The chess-board is the world, and the pieces are the fundamental particles of nature.”-Albert Einstein
“Mathematics is a language in which our spirits can speak to us without being understood.”― Henry David Thoreau
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty–a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature except the aesthetic.”- Charles H. Sylvester
“The invention of the calculus is one of the greatest events in the history of mankind.”-Sir Arthur Eddington
“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.” – George Bernard Shaw
“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.” – Bertrand Russell
“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. ” – Saul Bellow
“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein
“The best sign of a healthy mind is a true feeling of sobriety about one’s abilities.”- Seneca the Younger
“With so much to do, so little done, What the world wants is men who can do.” – William R. Alger
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ― Albert Einstein
“Be spontaneous. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”-John F. Kennedy
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Best Math Quotes for Students
The battle for the earth is being fought on a hundred different fronts. But there is no battle in which life itself is not at stake.-Yehuda Amichai
Math, like any other science or profession, has its own language and its own way of thinking that must be mastered before one can achieve even the most basic level of competence-John Allen Paulos
Mathematics should be thought of as an experimental science dealing with conjectures, experiments, and theories -Alexander Bogdanov
Never mind the teacher’s opinion, just do it-Lorenz Zwicky
Mathematics is a language and as such its grammar can be taught.-Karl Schmidt
There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation and naming things-Philip Guenther
Mathematics never gets out of date -Isaac Asimov
Mathematics is the Queen of the Sciences-Alan Turing
Mathematics is not a bag of nice tricks, like a cookbook. It is rather one of the hard, real sciences-Gottfried Leibniz
Mathematics is a great instrument for understanding and teaching science-Albert Einstein
Mathematics isn’t like a hammer, it’s more like life: you use it to work and then you turn around and hit people with it.-Larry Wall
Mathematics brings order to the universe.-Jules Henri Poincaré
Mathematics is like a language, and can be learnt through diligent study and practice-Charles Henle
Mathematics is a language, a way of speaking to oneself, a way of expressing one’s thoughts clearly-David Hilbert
I am only satisfied with an approximate answer to an approximate problem.-Paul Erdos
We may often know how to do something but we seldom know why-Kurt Gödel
A good mathematical theorem should satisfy the claim that is made on behalf of mathematics: to gain from concrete things and to supply just what is needed in their investigation-Adolf Kneser
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty-Bertrand Russell
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems-Paul Erdos
Mathematics is the science that uses easy words for hard ideas.-Author Unknown
The mathematician has no need for an apology. He is a member of the aristocracy of science, he has something to offer the world, and if he has not succeeded in some particular area, it is because no one has yet been able to understand what he said. The mathematician is thus not out to satisfy the public; he is merely out to satisfy himself-Norbert Wiener
One should never forget that mathematics deals only with measurements and rules, while life is a continual adventure which cannot be explained fully in mathematical terms-John von Neumann
Best Short Math Quotes
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” — Bruce Lee
“Mathematics is like a Rorschach test. They see what they want to see.” -John von Neumann
“The most important thing for any mathematician is not his mathematics but his faith in mathematics.” – Henri Poincare
“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.” – Albert Einstein
“The hardest mathematics to understand is that which we do not yet know.” – John von Neumann
“There is no branch of mathematics in which we can defy the laws of thought as decisively as in infinite series.” – Henri Poincare
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” -Albert Einstein
“Mathematics is the science of patterns.” – Niels Bohr
“Good mathematicians are good for something, even if it is only to remind you that everything has a arithmetic.” -Gauss
“Mathematics is the best of all the sciences, since it deals with the most perfect objects of thought.” – Plato
“Mathematics is an excellent servant but a terrible master.” — Paul Erdos
“A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.” – Paul Erdos
“The making of a mathematician does not fall within the scope of a short chapter, but involves rather such diverse activities as the intricate work of the social reformer, criticism in art, grasping the meaning of philosophy, and penetrating into religion.” – Morris Kline
“Mathematics was my refuge from the things that troubled me.” -John Lennon
“Most people do not see what is right in front of their noses because they are too occupied looking for things that are not there.” – Confucius
“He who can calculate the effects of practice on a given machine, may calculate the effects of its use upon the people.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Mathematics is poetry with numbers.” – Henri Poincare
“The law is a web of interconnecting causes and effects. It is not the aim of any individual, whatever his knowledge or age, to know all that there is to know.” – Plato
“When I studied mathematics at school I found it marvelous that you could prove something by your ability to do the simplest things.” – Glenn Gould
“Mathematics-not mere calculation, but understanding-is the highest form of human intelligence.” – Sir Alfred Ayer
Inspirational Math Quotes
“Good mathematicians lead a simple life, but it is an extremely difficult one in which they are constantly on the stretch.” -John von Neumann
“To make a great mathematician it is necessary to give them two qualities: intuition and logic; and to provide them with problems sufficiently difficult for them to be challenged.” – A.A. Markov
“Mathematics is not about numbers; mathematics is about objects, patterns, structures.” – Richard Courant
“Math is like love: a simple idea, but it can get complicated.” -Mihoko Okamura
“For those who plot graphs, the gaps between data points are both frustrating and fascinating.” – Edward Tufte
“The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colors or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics.” -G.H. Hardy
“Mathematics is a study which often embarrasses us when we encounter it in the world – a study which is also common and which is continually transforming the world.” -John von Neumann
“I am not a great mathematician, I am only gifted with an extraordinary power of concentration.” – E.T. Bell
“Making mathematical discoveries can be lonely, but it can also be pure pleasure.” – Rolf Nevanlinna
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” -Albert Einstein
“Math is not about numbers. Math is about creating a language so precise that with it you can express how a phone call sounds on Mars.” – Mary Grandpre
“If you don’t have the time to do it right the first time, when will you have the time to do it over?” – John Wooden
“We can never be satisfied with just proving old results; we should always look forward. This is always the challenge in mathematics: to reinvent it from the bottom up every time you want to prove some theorem.” – A. Furstenberg
“In mathematics, we are accustomed to expect everything drawn on a blackboard or a piece of paper. This needs to be changed: it is much more fruitful to draw on your own imagination, as long as you can use the tools of mathematics.”
Funny Math Quotes
“There are only two types of people in the world: those who divide fractions and those who don’t.”
“The number one mathematician is God, and He does not work overtime.”
“The best way to get yourself fired is by doing complicated calculations on your calculator during a meeting.”
“In mathematics, when you divide by zero you’re getting a line with an arrow pointing at it saying ‘you lose.'”
“Math is a great invention. It’s like poetry, it can be quite beautiful if you take it slow and look carefully.”
“Mathematics is a game of infinite variations.”
“Always take a long way home.”
“I will never willingly be in the same room with any of you people again!”
“The number one problem in life: no one believes your dreams.”
“Fractions are for squares and the square root of two is not a thing.”
“The surface of the earth was once believed to be flat, but then someone mistakenly believed it was round.”
“Mathematics is arbitrary. It’s based upon nothing except a desire to prove that 2 +2 = 5.”
“Equality is the most beautiful thing in the world; yet it can only be achieved by those who have eyes to see.”
“Whoever said that Mathematics is only for men? I have a math problem.”
“No equation can be solved with a world or universe, always use the other variable.”
“I want to thank my parents, for everything they did for me. They never understood my love for numbers.”
“If you lived on the number line, the distance between 2 and 3 would be 41/108 -1”
“I need to use the bathroom. 1.24.”
“The number 0 is not even a real number… it’s the symbol of nothingness or something not present.”
“When you divide by zero, the answer is usually zero.”
“I used to think I knew what was right and what was wrong, and then Math Class happened”