A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there.

Mathematics is not a deductive science-that's a cliché. When you try to prove a theorem, you don't just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experiment and guesswork.

There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.

Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.

Where there is matter, there is geometry.

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.

The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment.

He who can properly define and divide is to be considered a god.

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

We never know what we are talking about.

The shortest path between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain.

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

It is easier to square a circle than to get round a mathematician.

Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures.

Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way.

A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.

Mathematics is not a deductive science, that's a cliché ... What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.

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

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns.

The understanding of mathematics is necessary for a sound grasp of ethics.

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.

USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.

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