(237 quotes found)

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

S. Gudder

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

Albert Einstein

“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 highest form of pure thought is in mathematics”

Plato

“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

“I don't believe in mathematics.”

“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.”

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

Bertrand Russell