Quotes and Sayings About Mathematics
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The unreasonable efficiency of mathematics in science is a gift we neither understand nor deserve.
 Eugene Wigner 
I always smile when I hear that women cannot excel in mathematics.
 Evelyn Boyd Granville 
Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs.
 Felix Klein 
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
 Fran Lebowitz 
There is no problem that cannot be solved.
 Francois Viete 
I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.
 G. H. Hardy 
[P]ure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
 G. H. Hardy 
As history proves abundantly, mathematical achievement, whatever its intrinsic worth, is the most enduring of all.
 G. H. Hardy 
In [great mathematics] there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy.
 G. H. Hardy 
The public does not need to be convinced that there is something in mathematics.
 G. H. Hardy 
The "seriousness" of a mathematical theorem lies, not in its practical consequences, which are usually negligible, but in the significance of the mathematical ideas which it connects.
 G. H. Hardy 
Mathematics is not a contemplative but a creative subject.
 G. H. Hardy 
This splendid subject [mathematics], queen of all exact sciences, and the ideal and norm of all careful thinking...
 G. Stanley Hall 
Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.
 Gabriel Marcel 
But however measurable, there is much more life in music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
 Gabriel Marcel 
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
 Galileo Galilei 
Nature is written in mathematical language.
 Galileo Galilei 
The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.
 Gary Player 
The essence of mathematics lies precisely in its freedom.
 Georg Cantor 
A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One.
 Georg Cantor 
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.
 Georg Cantor 
The transfinite numbers are in a sense the new irrationalities [ ... they] stand or fall with the finite irrational numbers.
 Georg Cantor 
The manuscript looks chaotic, even by mathematics standards.
 George Andrews 
I take a dose of mathematics every day to prevent my brain from becoming quite soft.
 George Eliot 
Beauty in mathematics is seeing the truth without effort.
 George Polya 
Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way.
 George Polya 
If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics.
 George Santayana