Math Quotes, Sayings about Mathematics

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

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

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

Math seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
– Charles Robert Darwin

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


Seven out of five people are bad at maths.

Submitted by: bella on August 6, 2010

It doesn’t matter if you hate it or not, but you use it everyday.

Submitted by: Kelvin on July 4, 2012

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

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

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

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


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

One can always reason with reason.

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

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.

Submitted by: Avril Styrman on February 14, 2008

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