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.

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

The concept of number is the obvious distinction between the beast and man. Thanks to number, the cry becomes a song, noise acquires rhythm, the spring is transformed into a dance, force becomes dynamic, and outlines figures.

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.

The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.

A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.

Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.' I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.

Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best, he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear his shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.

The pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit.

Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty.

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.

Mathematical Knowledge adds a manly Vigour to the Mind, frees it from Prejudice, Credulity, and Superstition.

Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful.

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