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.
Where there is matter, there is geometry.
Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical 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.
Well done is better than well said.
I do not believe in the gifted. If [the students] have ganas, I can make them do it.
Most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.
If you stop at general math, you're only going to make general math money.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought.
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.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
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