(229 quotes found)

“The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers”

Bill Gates

“There are two types of minds - the mathematical, and what might be called the intuitive. The former arrives at its views slowly, but they are firm and rigid; the latter is endowed with greater flexibility and applies itself simultaneously to the dive”

Blaise Pascal

“Cold calculation, random spots of color, mathematically exact construction (clearly shown or concealed), drawing that is now silent and now strident . . . . Is this not form?”

Giacomo Puccini

“The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal”

William James

“To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.”

Leonhard Euler

“The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Few realize that the world of modern mathematics is rich with vivid images and provocative ideas.”

Ivars Peterson

“Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true”

Bertrand Russell

“Mathematics possesses not only truth, but also supreme beauty”

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