Math Quotes, Sayings about Mathematics

Twelve for 23… It doesn’t take a genius to see that’s under 50 percent.
– Dick Vitale

“Obvious” is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
– Eric Temple Bell

2 is not equal to 3 – not even for very large values of 2.

Math is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas.
– Edward Kasner

Round numbers are always false.
Samuel Johnson

Young man, in mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.
– John von Neumann

What is algebra exactly; is it those three- cornered things?
James Matthew Barrie

One can always reason with reason.

Math is like love : a simple idea but it can get complicated.

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


The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
– S. Gudder

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

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

Math is the queen of the sciences.
– Carl Friedrich Gauss

In mathematics I can report no deficiency, except that it be that men do not sufficiently understand the use of the pure mathematics.

To the extent math refers to reality, we are not certain; to the extent we are certain, math does not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein

Mathematics is the handwriting on the human consciousness of the very spirit of life itself.
– Claude Bragdon

A thing is obvious mathematically after you see it.
– Robert Daniel Carmichael

The longer math lives the more abstract and therefore, possibly also the more practical it becomes.
– Eric Temple Bell

Math 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


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

I don’t believe in mathematics.
Albert Einstein

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

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

Dear MATH, stop asking to find your X, she’s not coming back.

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