40+ Best Funny Math Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mathematics includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), structure (algebra), space (geometry), and change (mathematical analysis). Inspirational funny math quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Funny Math Quotes

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. – Albert Einstein

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers. – Shakuntala Devi

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit. – Stefan Banach

Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer. – Carl Sandburg

Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems, I’m tired of solving them for you. – Anonymous

We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics. – Katherine Johnson

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. – Richard Courant

I am still waiting for the day I’ll use mathematics integration in real Life. – Derrick Obedgiu

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Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. – David Hilbert

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. – Albert Einstein

What is mathematics? It is only a systematic effort of solving puzzles posed by nature. – Shakuntala Devi

Mathematics is the music of reason. – James Joseph Sylvester

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. – David Hilbert

That awkward moment when you finish a math problem and your answer isn’t even one of the choices. – Ritu Ghatourey

Math is fun, it teaches you life and death information, like when you’re cold, you should go to a corner since it’s 90 degrees there. – Anonymous

There should be no such thing as boring mathematics. – Edsger W. Dijkstra

‘Obvious’ is the most dangerous word in mathematics. – Eric Temple Bell

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty’s sake and pulls it down to earth. – Marston Morse

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. – Stendhal

I’ve always enjoyed mathematics. It is the most precise and concise way of expressing an idea. – N.R. Narayana Murthy

It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. – Sofia Kovalevskaya

If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will. – Paul Harvey

But in the new (math) approach, the important thing is to understand what you’re doing, rather than to get the right answer. – Tom Lehrer

A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician. – Karl Weierstrass

Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them. – Joseph Fourier

Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding. – William Paul Thurston

Somehow it’s okay for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Yet, if I said “I never learned to read,” they’d say I was an illiterate dolt. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it. – Georg Cantor

It is clear that the chief end of mathematical study must be to make the students think. – John Wesley Young

Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. – Carl Sandburg

Mathematics is not a deductive science that’s a clich. When you try to prove a theorem, you don’t just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork. – Paul Halmos

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics. – Dean Schlicter

Nature is written in mathematical language. – Galileo Galilei

Mathematics is a language. – Josiah Willard Gibbs

Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there. – Marcus du Sautoy

To me, mathematics, computer science, and the arts are insanely related. They’re all creative expressions. – Sebastian Thrun

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. – Georg Cantor

Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject. – Shakuntala Devi

Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination. – Sofia Kovalevskaya

The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. – Charles Caleb Colton

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