“As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all, and thus would have been at the mercy of the Prefect”

Edgar Allan Poe

“The road to wisdom? Well, itâ€™s plain / And simple to express: / Err / and err / and err again, / but less / and less / and less.”

Piet Hein

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

Albert Einstein

“I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning”

Plato

“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 only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”

Voltaire

“The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell”

Saint Augustine