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## Famous Math Quotes

You don’t have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers. John Forbes

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

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

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

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

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

There will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics. Katherine Johnson

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

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

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

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

There will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics. Katherine Johnson

The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty. Bertrand Russell

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

Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. Albert Einstein

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands. Marston Morse

Mathematics is the music of reason. James Joseph Sylvester

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

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

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. Stendhal

Mathematics is the gate and key to science. Roger Bacon

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. Simeon Poisson

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

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

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigor should be a signal to the historians that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere. W.S. Anglin

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

Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can’t do in the real world. Marcus du Sautoy

As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school. Cokie Roberts

Mathematics is a language. Josiah Willard Gibbs

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

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

Somehow it’s okay for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

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

One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories. Philip J. Davis

Mathematics is the music of reason. James Joseph Sylvester

No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically. Leonardo Da Vinci

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

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. Bernard Baruch

Nature is written in mathematical language. Galileo Galilei

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

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. Georg Cantor

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

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

Mathematics consists of proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way. George Polye

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two mathematics and music. Frank Capra

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

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

Nature is written in mathematical language. Galileo Galilei

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

Wherever there is number, there is beauty. Proclus

The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty. Bertrand Russell

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. Georg Cantor

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss

Pure mathematics is the world’s best game. Richard J. Trudeau

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

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

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

Mathematics has beauty and romance. Marcus du Sautoy

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

God does arithmetic. Karl Friedrich Gauss

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

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two mathematics and music. Frank Capra

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. Paul R. Halmos

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

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

As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school. Cokie Roberts

Just because we can’t find a solution, it doesn’t mean there isn’t one. Andrew Wiles

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

Mathematics consists of proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way. George Polye

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

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

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

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

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

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future. Andrew Wiles

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. Paul R. Halmos

If there is a fifty fifty chance that something can go wrong, then nine times out of ten it will. Paul Harvey

The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought. Havelock Ellis

In mathematics, you don’t understand things. You just get used to them. John von Neumann

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss

Mathematics consists of proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way. George Pólya

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

There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world. Nikolai Lobachevsky

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

No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically. Leonardo Da Vinci

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

If you stop at general math, then you will only make general money. Snoop Dogg

Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems they love a challenge. Andrew Wiles

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences. E.T. Bell

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