(237 quotes found)

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

Bill Gates

“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.”

Maria Montessori

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

Ivars Peterson

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

Bertrand Russell

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

James Matthew Barrie

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

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

Francis Bacon Sr.

“What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?”

Sydney Smith

“Mathematics alone make us feel the limits of our intelligence. For we can always suppose in the case of an experiment that it is inexplicable because we don't happen to have all the data. In mathematics we have all the data and yet we don't understand. We always come back to the contemplation of our human wretchedness. What force is in relation to our will, the impenetrable opacity of mathematics is in relation to our intelligence.”

Simone Weil