Numbers constitute the only universal language.
When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it.
Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover.
Although he may not always recognize his bondage, modern man lives under a tyranny of numbers.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius.
It should seem that it is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician.
One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories.
The cowboys have a way of trussing up a steer or a pugnacious bronco which fixes the brute so that it can neither move nor think. This is the hog-tie, and it is what Euclid did to geometry.
In most sciences one generation tears down what another has built and what one has established another undoes. In mathematics alone each generations adds a new story to the old structure.
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.
I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
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.
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
In mathematics alone each generations adds a new story to the old structure.
A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful.
If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful.
If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.
Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.
He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant of the fact that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with its side.
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