(233 quotes found)

“A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence”

Howard Eves

“If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.”

Francis Bacon Sr.

“Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.”

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

“For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics”

Roger Bacon

“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

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

Bill Gates

“Few realize that the world of modern mathematics is rich with vivid images and provocative ideas.”

Ivars Peterson

“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

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

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