Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Any impatient student of mathematics or science or engineering who is irked by having algebraic symbolism thrust upon him should try to get along without it for a week.
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.
The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics
What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things?
A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence
Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas
Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.
The best way to be appreciative for your life is to live it; don't die for any other reason but love. Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.
Numbers still gave Astrid pleasure. That was the great thing about numbers: it required no faith to believe that two plus two equaled four. And math never, ever condemned you for your thoughts and desires.
But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.