Quotes About Maths (Mathematics)

Despite of being very interesting by nature, maths has a reputation of being complicated. It is in human nature to try and avoid difficulties and maths is full of them: solving problems, remembering long formulas, finding the unknown... However, if you look deep enough, you'll inevitably find that maths is part of almost every segment of life. I think that's amazing!

Check out the following quotes and sayings about maths to see what others have said about mathematics and how they perceived it. Some of the authors of these quotes and sayings are among the greatest minds and mathematicians in history.

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

"The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful." Aristotle

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

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true." Bertrand Russell

"It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician." Augustus de Morgan

"Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way." George Polya

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

"For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics." Roger Bacon

"Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives." Unknown author

"Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means." Jules Henri Poincaré

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

"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

"Numbers are intellectual witnesses that belong only to mankind." Honoré de Balzac

"A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given." Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch

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

"The things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics." Roger Bacon

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

"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman, who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house." Robert Anson Heinlein

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

"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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