(230 quotes found)

“Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.”

Albert Einstein

“But the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.”

“Nearly all the philosophical and mathematical doctrines attributed to Pythagoras are derived from India”

Ludwig von Schroder

“Mathematicians, who are only mathematicians, have exact minds, provided all things are explained to them by means of definitions and axioms; otherwise they are inaccurate and insufferable, for they are only right when the principles are quite clear”

Blaise Pascal

“The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics”

Plato

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.”

Galileo Galilei

“Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.”

“It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry”

Henry Louis Mencken

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

S. Gudder

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty; a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture”

Bertrand Russell