(235 quotes found)

“Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true”

Bertrand Russell

“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”

Francis Bacon Sr.

“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

“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

“There are two types of minds - the mathematical, and what might be called the intuitive. The former arrives at its views slowly, but they are firm and rigid; the latter is endowed with greater flexibility and applies itself simultaneously to the dive”

Blaise Pascal

“Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.”

“I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return.”

“Mathematics possesses not only truth, but also supreme beauty”

“Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true”

“The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers”

Bill Gates