Quotes by mathematics

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  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
    English mathematician 1953-
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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.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
    English mathematician 1953-
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    I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did.
  • Vannevar Bush
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    If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
  • Eric Butterworth
    Eric Butterworth
    American minister, author, and radio personality 1916-2003
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    In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    It is to judgment that perception belongs, as science belongs to intellect. Intuition is the part of judgment, mathematics of intellect.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • 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.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
    English mathematician 1953-
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    It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.
  • Captain Beefheart
    Captain Beefheart
    American singer, songwriter and musician 1941-2010
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    James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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    Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.
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