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Positive Quotes about Mathematics

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I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

Related topics: War

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

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

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We must always emphasize research and development of science and mathematics,
and I can think of no better way to achieve this than
through our future in space.
- Nick Lampson

I sort of was good at writing essays.
I was never very good at mathematics,
and I was never very good at algebra.
I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
- Diane Cilento

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and
physics rests on the concepts of space and time.
- James J. Gibson

 

I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist.
I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer
follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.
- John Pople

My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning,
and later with chemistry in early high school and the
proverbial home chemistry set.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

I finally reached the conclusion that mathematics was
the study I was best fitted to follow,
though I did not clearly see in what way I should turn the subject to account.
- Simon Newcomb

Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me,
whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages,
my parents expected A's.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics
and applied mathematics program in Toronto.
- Walter Kohn

Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity,
to which not only the actual word, but every possible word,
must conform.
- Bertrand Russell

Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me.
It makes music like mathematics.
- Robert Quine

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

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love
of concepts and mathematics,
was a marvelous experience.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics;
the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.
Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
This is a source of concern.
- Daniel Dennett

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the
laws of the intelligible world;
the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the
laws of human intelligence.
- James Joseph Sylvester

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

And they're also very good at math, these super boogers,
and so they teach Billy the ways of mathematics.
- William Joyce

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

When we were making the law, when we were writing the
literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of
Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science,
yeah, I was a genius.
I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.
- Steve Wozniak

An early fascination with higher mathematics at the
university level blossomed into speculative thinking
that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues.
- Lawrence R. Klein

It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics,
yet no one questions the validity of what you say.
There is no other realm of discourse half so queer.
- James Newman

How is an error possible in mathematics?
- Henri Poincare

Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

We especially need imagination in science.
It is not all mathematics, nor all logic,
but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
- Maria Montessori

I did not have a very literary background.
I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics,
and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
- Robert Morgan

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.
- John Henry Carver

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

Chess, like mathematics and music, is a nursery for child prodigies.
- Jamie Murphy

God exists since mathematics is consistent,
and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
- Andre Weil

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- E. T. Bell

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein,
and given over a hopeless race.
- Charles Babbage

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that
special case which contains all the germs of generality.
- David Hilbert

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T.
from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

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

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

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.
- Gabriel Marcel

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced
by those who distinguished themselves by intuition
rather than by rigorous proofs.
- Felix Klein

I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my
interests between mathematics and philosophy.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

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

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints
of mathematics and logic,
it never can talk only about what it's supposed to
talk about but is always spreading around.
- Howard Nemerov

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied
enough mathematics to become confused through the countless
number of possible exceptions.
- Felix Klein

I read one or two other books which gave me a background
in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics.
It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.
It's the things people know that ain't so.
- Edwin Armstrong

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics
dates from those early childhood days.
- Andrew Wiles

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

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual
understanding of some part of mathematics that would
clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
- Andrew Wiles

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the
mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
- Andrew Wiles

We are servants rather than masters in mathematics.
- Charles Hermite

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,
as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,
anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
- Simon Newcomb

The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past
in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.
- E. T. Bell

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

The mathematics of rhythm are universal.
They don't belong to any particular culture.
- John McLaughlin

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
- Paul Dirac

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that
it can never be fully learned.
- Izaak Walton

Mathematics was hard, dull work.
Geography pleased me more.
For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
- John James Audubon

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
- Arthur Eddington

Mathematics is as old as Man.
- Stefan Banach

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic,
and relates to philosophy as do the arts,
music, and plastic art to poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

If mathematics is to be understood widely,
we need to emphasise its elegance and its applications.
Sometimes it seems that universities want to emphasise how difficult it is!
- Johnny Ball

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

I read everything: fiction, history,
science,
mathematics, biography, travel.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia


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