(237 quotes found)

“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

“Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis”

Robert Heilbroner

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

John Adams

“The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal”

William James

“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.”

“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

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

Ivars Peterson

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

Roger Bacon

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

Carl Friedrich Gauss