The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics.
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
What science can there be more noble, more excellent, more useful for men, more admirably high and demonstrative, than this of mathematics?
I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so.
I had a feeling once about mathematics - that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go.
A Mathematician is someone who can take a cup of coffee and turn it into a theory.
A Miscellany is a collection without a natual ordering relation.
He that gives a portion of his time and talent to the investigation of mathematical truth, will come to all other questions with a decided advantage over his opponents.
Mathematics is the science which draws necessary conclusions.
A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there.
I don't believe in mathematics.
I find all of my performances come down to mathematics in a sense - how do you approach the problem of this character? Sometimes I crack that problem, sometimes I don't.
Music, for centuries and centuries, was used to teach everything. It was used to teach language, mathematics, history. The news was music. Everything traveled by song. It was used to teach ethics. It was used to create conscience, probably more than anything.
Life is a school of probability.
No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.
How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which, at the same time, assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.
Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
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