Quotes by mathematicians

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  • As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.
  • Andre Weil
    Andre Weil
    French mathematician 1906-1998
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    First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
    English mathematician 1953-
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    I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future.
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss
    Carl Friedrich Gauss
    German mathematician and physicist 1777-1855
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    It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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    Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
    English mathematician 1953-
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    Mathematicians aren't satisfied because they know there are no solutions up to four million or four billion, they really want to know that there are no solutions up to infinity.
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
    Benoit Mandelbrot
    Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
    Benoit Mandelbrot
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    Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough to last for the rest of their lives. They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
    English mathematician 1953-
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    Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems - they love a challenge.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.
  • Alonzo Church
    Alonzo Church
    American mathematician and logician 1903-1995
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    The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions.
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
    Benoit Mandelbrot
    Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
    Benoit Mandelbrot
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    Unfortunately, the world has not been designed for the convenience of mathematicians.
    Source: The (Mis)Behavior of Markets Ch. 2, p. 41
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