“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”

S. Gudder

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”

Albert Einstein

“There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics.”

Aristotle

“University President: Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers.”

Isaac Asimov

“In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.”

John von Neumann

“One reason why mathematics enjoys special esteem, above all other sciences, is that its laws are absolutely certain and indisputable, while those of other sciences are to some extent debatable and in constant danger of being overthrown by newly disco”

“The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.”