(233 quotes found)

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

Galileo Galilei

“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

“Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music”

Frank Capra

“I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, tapestry, and porcelain.”

John Adams

“Adam and Eve are like imaginary number, like the square root of minus one... If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it.”

Philip Pullman

“What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things?”

James Matthew Barrie

“Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics”

Carl Friedrich Gauss

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”

“The fear of infinity is a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite, even though it in its highest form has created and sustains us, and in its secondary transfinite forms occurs all around us and even inhabits our minds.”

Georg Cantor