(31 quotes found)

“Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.”

Albert Einstein

“The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”

Voltaire

“Mathematicians, who are only mathematicians, have exact minds, provided all things are explained to them by means of definitions and axioms; otherwise they are inaccurate and insufferable, for they are only right when the principles are quite clear”

Blaise Pascal

“...beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.”

“I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning”

Plato

“The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell”

Saint Augustine

“Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.”

Graham Greene

“Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes.”

R. W. Hamming