Math Quotes, Sayings about Mathematics
I’ll love him till the last digit of pi.
The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money.
A platonist/classical mathematician wants to quantify his variables over numbers that cannot be applied in practice with the probability 1, just because he wants to say ‘for all numbers’. Why not quantify only for all those numbers that can be applied in theory? This way, the mathematician would no loose anything, but he would get rid of paradoxes.
A mathematician buries evident paradoxes into naming conventions such as ‘arbitrary’.
Mathematical and religious dogmas are exactly as convincing and objective, when it comes to the things that are over and above common sense. People want to believe in something, and tend to hold on to the beliefs that were taught to them when they were young and open to influence.
Math is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field.
– Paul Dirac
The essence of mathematics is its freedom.
– Georg Cantor
It is as if mathematics were the vegetables of the academic dinner: Everyone knows that they are good for you, but no one forces you to eat them.
Math seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
– Charles Robert Darwin
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
– Albert Einstein
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