Quotes: mathematics

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  • Roger Bacon
    Roger Bacon
    English philosopher and Franciscan 1214-1294
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    All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
  • Izaak Walton
    Izaak Walton
    British writer 1593-1683
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    Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    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.
  • Bertil Ohlin
    Bertil Ohlin
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    As mathematics had been my best subject at school, my parents proposed - and I accepted - studies at the University of Lund in mathematics, statistics, and economics. The choice of the latter subject is said to be due to the fact that at the age of five years, I was very fond of calculating the cost of the various cakes my mother used to bake.
  • Being a language, mathematics may be used not only to inform but also, among other things, to seduce.
    Source: Fractals : Form, chance and dimension
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
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    Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
    Source: Stephen Hawking: A Biography (2005) by Kristine Larsen
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Except in pure mathematics, nothing is known for certain (although much is certainly false).
    Source: Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (2011) 51
  • Fractal geometry is not just a chapter of mathematics, but one that helps Everyman to see the same world differently.
    Source: The Fractal Geometry of Nature
  • Andre Weil
    Andre Weil
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    God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
  • I engage in the use of game theory. Game theory is a branch of mathematics, and that means, sorry, that even in the study of politics, math has come into the picture. We can no longer pretend that we just speculate about politics; we need to look at this in a rigorous way.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
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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.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
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    I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual understanding of some part of mathematics that would clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
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