quotes about Geometry

Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.
 Arthur Cayley 
Metrical geometry is thus a part of descriptive geometry, and descriptive geometry is all geometry.
 Arthur Cayley 
Music is geometry in time.
 Arthur HoneggerSource : "I am a Composer". Book by Arthur Honegger, 1951.


As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property.
 Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle 
An American is a complex of occasions, themselves a geometry of spatial nature.
 Charles OlsonSource : Charles Olson (1993). “Selected Poems of Charles Olson”, p.148, Univ of California Press

The detailed geometry of the coenzyme molecule as a whole is fascinating in its complexity.
 Dorothy HodgkinSource : Dorothy Hodgkin, Guy Dodson (1994). “The collected works of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin”


The only royal road to elementary geometry is ingenuity.
 Eric Temple Bell 
Sire, there is no royal road to geometry.
 EuclidSource : Quoted in Proclus, Commentary on the First Book of Euclid's Elementa

Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures.
 George Polya 
One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient.
 Henri PoincareSource : Henri Poincare (2012). “The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare”, p.85, Modern Library


In geometric and physical applications, it always turns out that a quantity is characterized not only by its tensor order, but also by symmetry.
 Hermann Weyl 
Geometry enlightlens the intellect and sets one's mind right
 Ibn Khaldun 
Where there is matter, there is geometry.
 Johannes Kepler 

Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God
 Johannes Kepler 
Geometry existed before the creation. It is coeternal with the mind of God...Geometry provided God with a model for the Creation...
 Johannes Kepler 
Geometry is the archetype of the beauty of the world.
 Johannes Kepler 

There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
 Martin Gardner 
The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.
 Plato 

It is through geometry that one purifies the eye of the soul.
 Plato 
Geometry is knowledge that appears to be produced by human beings, yet whose meaning is totally independent of them.
 Rudolf Steiner 
all the standard equations of mathematical physics can be separated and solved in Kerr geometry.
 Subrahmanyan ChandrasekharSource : "Proceedings of the Gibbs Symposium: Yale University, May 1517, 1989" by D. G. Caldi, George D. Mostow, (p. 230), 1989.


She blinded me with science and failed me in geometry.
 Thomas DolbySource : Song: She Blinded Me With Science, Album: The Golden Age of Wireless

Geometry is the noblest branch of physics.
 William Fogg Osgood 
Geometry is one of the handles of science and philosophy.
 Xenocrates 
It turns out that hyperbolic structures are very common in nature, and the place where lots of people encounter them is coral reefs. Sea slugs, and a lot of other organisms with frilly forms, are biological manifestations of hyperbolic geometry, which is also found in the structure of lettuce leaves and kales, and some species of cactus.
 Margaret Wertheim 

Algebra is nothing more than geometry, in words; geometry is nothing more than algebra, in pictures.
 Sophie Germain 
Algebra is but written geometry and geometry is but figured algebra.
 Sophie Germain 
Geometry is the rules of all mental investigation
 Mikhail Lomonosov 
Every one who understands the subject will agree that even the basis on which the scientific explanation of nature rests is intelligible only to those who have learned at least the elements of the differential and integral calculus, as well as analytical geometry.
 Felix Klein 

Analytical geometry has never existed. There are only people who do linear geometry badly, by taking coordinates, and they call this analytical geometry. Out with them!
 Jean Dieudonne 
A fine image is geometry, modulated by the heart
 Willy RonisSource : Willy Ronis, Sylvia Böhmer, Matthias Harder, Nathalie Neumann (2004). “Willy Ronis: "La vie en passant"”, Prestel Publishing