50+ 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

Sometimes it happens that a man’s circle of horizon becomes smaller and smaller, and as the radius approaches zero it concentrates on one point. And then that becomes his point of view. David Hilbert

Mathematicians can and do fill in gaps, correct errors, and supply more detail and more careful scholarship when they are called on or motivated to do so. Our system is quite good at producing reliable theorems that can be solidly backed up. William Thurston

The elegance of a mathematical theorem is directly proportional to the number of independent ideas one can see in the theorem and inversely proportional to the effort it takes to see them. George Polya

It’s easy to identify people who can’t count to ten. They’re in front of you in the supermarket express lane. June Henderson

But above all I wish to designate the following as the most important among the numerous questions which can be asked with regard to the axioms: To prove that they are not contradictory, that is, that a definite number of logical steps based upon them can never lead to contradictory results. David Hilbert

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

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If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 it will. Paul Harvey

Mathematics, possesses not only truth, but a supreme beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. Bertrand Russell

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

I’m so glad I learned about parallelograms instead of how to do taxes. It’s ready handy this parallelogram season. Unknown

It’s fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way – even if you don’t solve it at the end of the day. Andrew Wiles

Mathematics is much less formally complete and precise than computer programs. William Thurston.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. Plato

Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself any more. Albert Einstein

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Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal. Tobias Dantzig

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

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. Fran Lebowitz

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

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

The greatest unsolved theorem in mathematics is why some people are better at it than others. Adrian Mathesis

Mathematics may not teach us to add love or subtract hate, but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution. Unknown

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

Decimal has a point. Paul Harvey

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Mathematics is the cheapest science. Unlike physics or chemistry, it does not require any expensive equipment. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and paper. George Polya

12 for 23… It doesn’t take a genius to see that’s under 50 percent. Dick Vitale.

Math is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. Edward Kasner

The different branches of Arithmetic are Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. Lewis Caroll

Mathematics, you see, is not a spectator sport. To understand mathematics means to be able to do mathematics. And what does it mean [to be] doing mathematics? In the first place, it means to be able to solve mathematical problems. George Polya

Mathematics is like love; a simple idea, but it can get complicated. Unknown

The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. S. Gudder

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Hilarious Math Quotes

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. Albert Einstein

If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. Galileo Galilei

Mathematics is the music of reason. James Joseph Sylvester.

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. J. H. Poincare

Math is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field. Paul Dirac.

A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories. Stefan Banach.

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be occupied with the ideas of number and quantity. George Boole.

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

There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else — but persistent. Raoul Bott.

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

Round numbers are always false. Samuel Johnson

The product of mathematics is clarity and understanding. Not theorems, by themselves… In short, mathematics only exists in a living community of mathematicians that spreads understanding and breathes life into ideas both old and new. William Paul Thurston.

Mathematics is a hard thing to love. It has the unfortunate habit, like a rude dog, of turning its most unfavorable side towards you when you first make contact with it. David Whiteland

I’ve always been interested in using mathematics to make the world work better. Alvin E. Roth.

Pure mathematics is the world’s best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. It’s free. It can be played anywhere – Archimedes did it in a bathtub. Richard J. Trudeau

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

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. Johann von Neumann

Any impatient student of mathematics or science or engineering who is irked by having algebraic symbolism thrust on him should try to get on without it for a week. Eric Temple Bell

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. W.S. Anglin

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. Mickey Mouse