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.

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In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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

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Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists.

University President Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers.

May not Music be described as the Mathematics of sense, and Mathematics as the Music of reason?

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.

Mathematics is the queen of the sciences.

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.

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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.

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

You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.

Mathematics transfigures the fortuitous concourse of atoms into the tracery of the finger of God.

Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

The Pythagorean ... having been brought up in the study of mathematics, thought that things are numbers ... and that the whole cosmos is a scale and a number.

Mathematics is a vast adventure in ideas; its history reflects some of the noblest thoughts of countless generations.

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.

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.

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 in poetry.

By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.

Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics. Eric Temple Bell (1883 1960)