## Quotations that match 'mathematics'.

We are servants rather than masters in mathematics. Charles Hermite[ Masters Mathematics Rather Servants Than]

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

[ Boring Course Expected Interesting Languages Mathematics Parents Talented Whatever Whether]

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

[ Being Delight Exaltation Excellence Found Highest Man Mathematics More Poetry Sense Spirit Surely Than Touchstone True Which]

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

[ Biography Everything Fiction History Mathematics Read Science Travel]

Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics. Nicolaus Copernicus

[ Benefit Common Eminent Fear Few Give Longer Made Mathematics Men Other Out Refuse Request Same Scholarly Should Students Through Urging Very Work]

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

[ Basic Being Concepts Experience Exposed Love Marvelous Mathematics Stimulated Theory]

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day. Andrew Wiles

[ Along Any Day End Even Fine Generates Interesting Long Mathematics Problem Solve Way Work]

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

[ Form Highly Mathematics Poetry Relationship Rigorous Words]

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world. Paul Dirac

[ Beautiful Creating God Mathematics Used World]

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

[ Dangerous Mathematics Most Obvious Word]

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. Henri Poincare

[ Art Different Giving Mathematics Name Same Things]

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

[ Defined Know Mathematics May Never Nor Saying Subject Talking True Whether Which]

Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary. Will Adams

[ Art Being Contrary Favor Geometry Grace Him Learned Mathematics Now Other Pleased Points Reason Said Some Such Things Understanding Would]

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

[ Account Best Clearly Conclusion Did Finally Fitted Follow Mathematics Reached See Should Study Subject Though Turn Way]

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

[ Art Case Consists Contains Doing Finding Generality Germs Mathematics Special Which]

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.

[ Faculty Mathematics Resigned Spring Through Until]

At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics. On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book. John Pople

[ Age Ahead Algebra Book Class Developed End Equations Exposure Fascinated Intense Interest Mathematics Read Simultaneous]

For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics? Richard Courant

[ Active Alike Alone Answer Experience Itself Mathematics Philosophy Question Scholars]

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

[ Broad Clarify Conceptual Fit Mathematics Part Particular Previous Problem Some Thinking Tried Understanding Would]

Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. James W. Black

[ Ages Apart Between Coasted Daydreaming Intense Mathematics Most Music Periods School Study Through Two Years]

It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be beyond present day mathematics. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. Andrew Wiles

[ Beyond Complete Could Day Hundred Invented Mathematics May Methods Needed Next Perhaps Present Proof Simply Step Take Would Years]

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

[ Mathematics Physics Pleased University]

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. Georg Cantor

[ Essence Freedom Lies Mathematics]

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

[ Art Held Higher Mathematics Must Proposing Question Solving Than Value]

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

[ Disconcerting Immortality Itself Marks Mathematics Off Other Perennial Sciences Which Youthfulness]

Mathematics is as old as Man. Stefan Banach

[ Man Mathematics Old]

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

[ Applications Difficult Elegance Emphasise How Mathematics Need Seems Sometimes Understood Universities Want Widely]

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors, mathematics and philosophy. Stephen Cole Kleene

[ Amherst Arts College Education Had Liberal Majors Mathematics Philosophy Two Where]

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness. E. T. Bell

[ Any Art Creative Feeling Fitness Generality Guided Indefinable Inspired Mathematicians Mathematics Now Only Past Prospect Rather Sense Simplicity Symmetry Than Their Things Ultimate Usefulness]

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth. Marston Morse

[ Beauty Chooses Designs Down Earth Important Infinity Mathematician Mathematics Must Mysterious Out Part Pattern Play Powers Pulls Recognition Result Sake Unconscious Understands Which]

To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be. Leonhard Euler

[ Actually Answer Ask Believed Concept Hence Hidden Infinitely Many Mathematics Mysteries Quantity Small Those Usually Zero]

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. Vannevar Bush

[ Arithmetic Attempt Entirely Far Game Get Grasp Limited Logical Mathematics Might Our Physical Poker Probability Processes Reasoning Scientific Should Understanding Use Very Well Were World]

Mathematics is the music of reason. James Joseph Sylvester

[ Mathematics Music Reason]

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

[ Apply Long Mathematics Reality Still Words]

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

[ Cambridge Childhood Dates Days Early England Grew Love Mathematics Those Up]

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

[ Cannot Knowledge Known Made Mathematics Things Without World]

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

[ Art Arts Logic Mathematics Music Philosophy Plastic Poetry Relates Sensuous Were]

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

[ Accept Almost Based Causes Could Exclusively Findings Ignorance Know Mathematics Never Things Trouble World]

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it. James Newman

[ Able After Away Being Far How Learned Mathematics Most Painful Thing Use]

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

[ Cannot Consistent Devil Exists God Mathematics Prove Since]

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

[ Around Blair Bush Caves Law Literature Little Making Mathematics Scratching Were Writing]

The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing. James Newman

[ Branch Compares Does Doing Else Groups Mathematics Obtained Result Same Something Then Theory Thing Which]

Mathematics is written for mathematicians. Nicolaus Copernicus

[ Mathematicians Mathematics Written]

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

[ Film Languages Mathematics Music Other Three Two Universal]

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity. George Boole

[ Essence Ideas Mathematics Number Quantity]

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

[ Chess Child Mathematics Music Nursery]

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit. Stefan Banach

[ Beautiful Creation Human Mathematics Most Powerful Spirit]

I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural. Carl Sandburg

[ Amount Away Because Field Hard Hours Knew Mathematics Much Natural Spent Stayed Take Time Where Work Would]

Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics. Maimonides

[ Attain Branches Consequently First Human Lastly Logic Mathematics Metaphysics Must Next Order Perfection Physics Proper Study Their Then Therefore Various Wishes]

This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it. Roger Penrose

[ Book Explore Extent How Intimately Mathematics Physics Related Relationship Seem Trust]

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

[ Achieve Always Better Development Emphasize Future Mathematics Must Our Research Science Space Than Think Through Way]

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

[ Applied Extraordinary Find Fortunate Mathematics Program Toronto]

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics. G. H. Hardy

[ Above Applied Distinctly Mainly Mathematical Mathematics More Pure Taught Technique Than Through Useful Whole]

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

[ Amherst Between Interests Mathematics Philosophy Princeton Split Went Where]

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

[ Background Books Gave Logic Mathematics Other Read Than Two Which]

Well, some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve. Andrew Wiles

[ Extremely Hard Hundred Look Mathematics Out Problems Simple Solve Some Them Then Try Turns Well Year Years]

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

[ Mathematics Put Till]

In my schooling through high school, I excelled mainly in chemistry, physics and mathematics. James Rainwater

[ Chemistry Excelled High Mainly Mathematics Physics School Schooling Through]

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

[ Beauty Especially Imagination Logic Mathematics Need Nor Poetry Science Somewhat]

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. Stendhal

[ Allows Hypocrisy Mathematics Vagueness]

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

[ Him Man Mathematics Study Wandering Wit]

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

[ Mathematics More Music Perfume Than Times]

Well it was not exactly a dissertation in logic, at least not the kind of logic you would find in Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica for instance. It looked more like mathematics; no formalized language was used. Alonzo Church

[ Dissertation Exactly Find Instance Kind Language Least Logic Looked Mathematics More Russell Used Well Whitehead Would]

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

[ Also Background Came Chinese Did Interest Japanese Literary Mathematics Poetry Sciences Through Translation Very]

We in science are spoiled by the success of mathematics. Mathematics is the study of problems so simple that they have good solutions. Whitfield Diffie

[ Good Mathematics Problems Science Simple Solutions Spoiled Study Success]

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

[ Absolute Actual Conform Every Into Mathematics Must Necessity Only Possible Region Takes Us Which Word]

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

[ Any Belong Culture Mathematics Particular Rhythm Universal]

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

[ Always Been Difficulties Future Mathematics Mistakes Opportunities Past Unresolved]

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

[ Advice Again Beginning Follow Mathematics Plato Start Studies Were Would]

Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination. Sofia Kovalevskaya

[ Amount Any Arid Arithmetic Confuse Consider Great Had However Imagination Knowing Many Mathematics More Opportunity Reality Requires Science Which]

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

[ Basis Blossomed Could Dealing Early Economic Fascination Higher Into Issues Level Mathematics Provide Speculative Thinking University]

What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant. James Sanborn

[ Affected Cryptography Elegant Ends Found Less Mathematics Most Profoundly Pure Realization Sciences These Used Very Which]

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. David Hilbert

[ According Certain Game Marks Mathematics Meaningless Paper Played Rules Simple]

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. Richard Dawkins

[ Acceptable Almost Become Boast Boasts Claim Cliche Ignorance Incompetence Literature Mathematics Nobody Proudly Remark Science Socially]

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. David Hilbert

[ Boundaries Country Cultural Geographic Knows Mathematics Races World]

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good. Don Van Vliet

[ Because Brown Clock Correctly Get Good Important James Lower Mathematics Wrong]

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

[ Dancing Dull Enthusiastic Geography Hard Mathematics More Pleased Quite Work]

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

[ Advanced Been Distinguished Intuition Mathematics Most Proofs Rather Rigorous Sense Than Themselves Those Thus]

Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone. Albert J. Nock

[ Cargo Gone Higher Him His History Knowledge Languages Life Lost Mathematics Much Obliged Only Original Remember Useful Useless Whole Will]

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. Christopher Columbus

[ Did Execution Indies Intelligence Make Maps Mathematics Use Voyage]

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 Religion

[ Avoid Catholic Chemistry Forbidden Lawful Mathematics Now Physics Pregnancy Quite Resort She Still Though Woman]

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

[ Account Anomaly Apparent Corps Existence Interest Mathematics May Navy Our Peculiar Perhaps Professors Real Some Well]

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. Richard Courant

[ Active Aesthetic Analysis Basic Construction Contemplative Desire Elements Expression Generality Human Individuality Intuition Logic Mathematics Mind Perfection Reason Reflects Will]

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future. Andrew Wiles

[ Challenging Excitement Future Going Hope Just Lots Make Mathematicians Mathematics Other Problem Problems Realize Seeing Solving Which Will Young]

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

[ Always Around Constraints Except Extreme Language Logic Mathematics Never Only Remarkable Spreading Supposed Talk Under]

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

[ Art Awash Bodybuilding Chemistry Defying Mathematics Modern Nature Religion Ritual Science Sport Surpasses Western]

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

[ Discovering Good Life Mathematics Only Teaching Things Two]

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. Nikola Tesla

[ After Build Equation Eventually Experiments Mathematics Off Reality Relation Scientists Structure Substituted Through Today Wander Which]

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

[ Accidental Because God Human Love Mathematics Nothing Particular Planet Return Spinoza Universe Us Whole Won]

It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation. Carl Friedrich Gauss

[ Certain Equally Every Exclusive Fault Mathematicians Mathematics May Men Mere Occupation Other Shortcomings Specific True]

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art. G. H. Hardy

[ Am Art Creative Interested Mathematics Only]

But however measurable, there is much more life in music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of. Gabriel Marcel

[ Dreamed Ever However Life Logic Mathematics Measurable More Much Music Than]

How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics, not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications. John Gilmore

[ Broken Build Communications Give Guarantee How Kind Laws Many Mathematics Month Ourselves Personal Physics Privacy Real Society Want]

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

[ Application Deduction Direct Inference Intercourse Learn Mathematics Philosophy Sympathy]

I chose to deal with the science of cryptography. Cryptography began in mathematics. Codes were developed, even from Caesar's time, based on number theory and mathematical principles. I decided to use those principles and designed a work that is encoded. James Sanborn

[ Based Began Caesar Chose Codes Cryptography Deal Decided Designed Developed Even Mathematical Mathematics Number Principles Science Theory Those Time Use Were Work]

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon. Roger Bacon

[ Almost Brain Count Easiest Fact How Illiterate Innate Know Knowledge Mathematical Mathematics Obvious Reckon Rejects Requires Science Sciences Things Us Utterly Which]

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

[ Abstract Also Becomes Lives Longer Mathematics More Possibly Practical Therefore]

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

[ Liberty Mathematics May Must Philosophy Politics Sons Study War]

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

[ Become Confused Countless Curve Enough Everyone Exceptions Knows Mathematics Number Possible Studied Through Until]

We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention. Andrew Wiles

[ Always Attention Been Capture Drew Find Into Just Long Lost Lot Math Mathematics New Ones Our Perhaps Problems Something Us Way]

The infinite in mathematics is alway unruly unless it is properly treated. James Newman

[ Infinite Mathematics Properly Treated Unless Unruly]

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

[ Could Ever Genius Life Mathematics Measure Parts Science Scores Some Top Would Yeah]

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

[ Definition Generates Good Itself Mathematical Mathematics Problem Rather Than]

Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with. David Chalmers

[ Always Come Computer Consciousness Even Grips Interesting Mathematics Most Out Physics Problem Science Seemed Studying]

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

[ Angling Fully Learned Mathematics May Never Said]

The completion of my undergraduate training at the University of California (Berkeley) provided just the needed touches of rigor at advanced levels in both economics and mathematics. Lawrence R. Klein

[ Advanced Berkeley Both California Completion Economics Just Levels Mathematics Needed Provided Rigor Touches Training Undergraduate University]

How is an error possible in mathematics? Henri Poincare

[ Error How Mathematics Possible]

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

[ Achieved Completely Concern Consensus Ethical Ever Mathematics Problem Science Source System Systems Unlike]

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

[ Begins Ends Magnificence Mathematics Nile Study]

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

[ Hateful Inherently Makes Mathematics Music Reading Something]

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

[ Drawn Given Hopeless Long Mathematics Over Race Rein Since]

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

[ Discourse Half Hard Know Mathematics Other Queer Questions Realm Say Talking Validity Yet]

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

[ Algebra Essays Good Loved Mathematics Never Science Sort Sure Very Writing]

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics. Godfrey Harold Hardy

[ Beauty First Mathematics Permanent Place Test Ugly World]

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

[ Applied Better Branches Difficult Had Mathematicians Mathematics Most Poorer Programming Pure Remain]

I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943. John Pople

[ Abandoned Award Cambridge Chemistry College Concentrate Entered Examination Mathematics October Physics Received Scholarship Take Travelled Trinity University]

My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history. Lawrence R. Klein

[ Basic Early Education English Foreign Good High History Languages Mathematics Omaha Public Realize School Served Stead Subjects System Training Where]

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

[ Also Billy Good Math Mathematics Super Teach These Very Ways]

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

[ Being Branches Changed Could Follow Had Increasingly Longer Mathematician Mathematics Modern More Practicing Pure Scientist Some]

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

[ Human Intelligence Intelligible Laws Mathematics Object Physics Pure Unfolding World]

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

[ Certain Far Laws Mathematics Reality Refer]

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics. Edsger Dijkstra

[ Appreciates Clumsy Consider Elegance Essential Further Go Ingredient Mathematical Mathematician Mathematics Propose Recognizes Sees Step Traditional]

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

[ Arts Genius Madness Mathematics Same Servant Sister Touched Well]

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did. Andrew Wiles

[ Achievement Again Could Did Hard Hold Mathematics Mean Nothing Other Problem Same Sense Some Sure Them Very Way Will]

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

[ Beginning Chemistry Early High Home Interest Later Mathematics Proverbial School Sciences Set Started Very]

May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life. James Joseph Sylvester

[ Described Dream Feels Life Mathematician Mathematics May Music Musician Reason Sense Thinks Working]

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

[ Abstract Analysis Concepts Mathematics Physics Rests Space Time World]

There should be no such thing as boring mathematics. Edsger Dijkstra

[ Boring Mathematics Should Such Thing]

One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics. Henri Poincare

[ Completely Constant Desire Development Forgotten Had Happiest History Influence Know Mathematics Most Nature Remember Science Would]

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

[ Linguistic Logic Mathematics Nothing Specialised Structures]

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper. E. T. Bell

[ Asserted Experience Game Indeed Making Marks Mathematical Mathematics Meaningless Only Paper Played Refer Which]