Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

Where there is matter, there is geometry.

Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty.

Number rules the universe.

Most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

...the feeling of mathematical beauty, of the harmony of numbers and of forms, of geometric elegance. It is a genuinely aesthetic feeling, which all mathematicians know

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.

The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

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

Mathematics - this may surprise or shock some - is never deductive in creation.

It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

The introduction of numbers as coordinates is an act of violence.

The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful.

Few realize that the world of modern mathematics is rich with vivid images and provocative ideas.

Besides language and music, mathematics is one of the primary manifestations of the free creative power of the human mind.

Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be replaced by a computer.

When I was a child, the Earth was said to be two billion years old. Now scientists say it's four and a half billion. So that makes me two and a half billion.

... I soon found an opportunity to be introduced to a famous professor Johann Bernoulli. ... True, he was very busy and so refused flatly to give me private lessons; but he gave me much more valuable advice to start reading more difficult mathematical books on my own and to study them as diligently as I could; if I came across some obstacle or difficulty, I was given permission to visit him freely every Sunday afternoon and he kindly explained to me everything I could not understand ...

A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.

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