Math Quotes and Sayings

Math is radical!
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Trigonometry is a sine of the times.
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God is real, unless declared integer.
Author Unknown

Uneven numbers are the gods’ delight.

If there is a God, he’s a great mathematician.
Paul Dirac

Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.
Henri Poincare

Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling.
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If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.
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Mathematics is the only good metaphysics.
William Thomson

Sometimes it is useful to know how large your zero is.
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A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Erdos

In the binary system we count on our fists instead of on our fingers.
Author Unknown

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.

Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero.
Author Unknown

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

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

Still more astonishing is that world of rigorous fantasy we call mathematics.
Gregory Bateson

Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.
Albert Einstein

Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife – what’s the answer to that?
Lewis Carroll

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

The human mind has never invented a labor-saving machine equal to algebra.
Author Unknown

With my full philosophical rucksack I can only climb slowly up the mountain of mathematics.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius.
Harold Marston Morse

Mathematics is as much an aspect of culture as it is a collection of algorithms.
Carl Boyer-1949

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer

I don’t agree with mathematics; the sum total of zeros is a frightening figure.
Stanislaw J. Lec

If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi.
Richard Preston

I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.
Calvin Trillin

It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.
Author Unknown

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

Even stranger things have happened; and perhaps the strangest of all is the marvel that mathematics should be possible to a race akin to the apes.
Eric T. Bell

So if a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again.
Francis Bacon

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

The mathematics are distinguished by a particular privilege, that is, in the course of ages, they may always advance and can never recede.
Edward Gibbon

It is not the job of mathematicians… to do correct arithmetical operations. It is the job of bank accountants.
Samuil Shchatunovski

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.
Alfred North Whitehead

The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Persecution is used in theology, not in arithmetic.
Bertrand Russell

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
Gottfried Leibniz

How many times can you subtract 7 from 83, and what is left afterwards? You can subtract it as many times as you want, and it leaves 76 every time.
Author Unknown

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
Phil Pastoret

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

Mathematics – the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs.
Isaac Barrow

A mathematician is a scientist who can figure out anything except such simple things as squaring the circle and trisecting an angle.
Evan Esar

Although he may not always recognize his bondage, modern man lives under a tyranny of numbers.
Nicholas Eberstadt

The mathematics are usually considered as being the very antipodes of Poesy. Yet Mathesis and Poesy are of the closest kindred, for they are both works of the imagination.
Thomas Hill

I used to love mathematics for its own sake, and I still do, because it allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness….

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

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties; He integrates empirically.
Albert Einstein

To all of us who hold the Christian belief that God is truth, anything that is true is a fact about God, and mathematics is a branch of theology.
Hilda Phoebe Hudson

The different branches of Arithmetic – Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
Lewis Carroll

Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover.
Bertrand Russell

If a healthy minded person takes an interest in science, he gets busy with his mathematics and haunts the laboratory.
W.S. Franklin

Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
Arthur Stanley Eddington

One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulas have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers…
Heinrich Hertz

In most sciences one generation tears down what another has built and what one has established another undoes. In mathematics alone each generations adds a new story to the old structure.
Hermann Hankel

Mathematics may be defined as the economy of counting. There is no problem in the whole of mathematics which cannot be solved by direct counting.
Ernst Mach

Nature does not count nor do integers occur in nature. Man made them all, integers and all the rest, Kronecker to the contrary notwithstanding.
Percy William Bridgman

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars. That’s subtraction.
Mae West

Why do we believe that in all matters the odd numbers are more powerful?
Pliny the Elder

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

I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because like Spinoza’s God, it won’t love us in return.
Bertrand Russell-1912

The man ignorant of mathematics will be increasingly limited in his grasp of the main forces of civilization.
John Kemeny

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