(236 quotes found)

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

Albert Einstein

“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.”

“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

“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

“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.”

“The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics”

Plato

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

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

S. Gudder

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

Ludwig von Schroder