(235 quotes found)

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

Ivars Peterson

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

Carl Friedrich Gauss

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

William James

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

Roger Bacon

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

James Matthew Barrie

“Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.”

Stendhal

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

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

“To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.”

Leonhard Euler

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

Francis Bacon Sr.

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

Sydney Smith