“Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“My witness is the empty sky.”

Jack Kerouac

“Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.”

Albert Einstein

“Mathematics have to be reviewed in a very essential point – from a small natural number, sometimes very small, one can subtract, extract numbers as large as the leaders of men require, leaving enough to afford the poor a human existence.”

Mariana Fulger

“But there is another reason for the high repute of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.”

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

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

Galileo Galilei