(233 quotes found)

“The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics”

Plato

“How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought which is independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality? Is human reason, then, without experience, merely by taking thought, able to fathom”

Albert Einstein

“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

“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

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

Ludwig von Schroder

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

Bertrand Russell

“I don't believe in mathematics.”

“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.”

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”

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