The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics.

It has become almost a cliché 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.

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.

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.

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

I see a certain order in the universe and math is one way of making it visible.

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.

"Can you do Addition?" the White Queen said. "What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?" "I don't know," said Alice. "I lost count." "She can't do Addition," the Red Queen interrupted.

Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.

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

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

If you think it's simple, then you have misunderstood the problem.

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.

Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.

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

Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures.

Mathematical demonstrations being built upon the impregnable Foundations of Geometry and Arithmetick are the only truths that can sink into the Mind of Man, void of all Uncertainty; and all other Discourses participate more or less of Truth according as their Subjects are more or less capable of Mathematical Demonstration.

In mathematics, the art of asking questions is more valuable than solving problems.

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.

Mathematics is less related to accounting than it is to philosophy.

Mathematics was born and nurtured in a cultural environment. Without the perspective which the cultural background affords, a proper appreciation of the content and state of present-day mathematics is hardly possible.

Man is full of desires: he loves only those who can satisfy them all. "This man is a good mathematician," someone will say. But I have no concern for mathematics; he would take me for a proposition. "That one is a good soldier." He would take me for a besieged town. I need, that is to say, a decent man who can accommodate himself to all my desires in a general sort of way.

Mathematics is the queen of sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics. She often condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but in all relations she is entitled to the first rank.

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.

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