Quotes and Sayings About Arithmetic

... preliminary accounting, banking and surveying (known as arithmetic, algebra and geometry).
 Alan Watts 
We cannot ... prove geometrical truths by arithmetic.
 Aristotle 
That arithmetic is the basest of all mental activities is proved by the fact that it is the only one that can be accomplished by a machine.
 Arthur Schopenhauer 
You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic, but you cannot have both at the same time.
 Bertrand Meyer 
I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect...geometry should be ranked, not with arithmetic, which is purely aprioristic, but with mechanics.
 Carl Friedrich Gauss 
I always thought that I was okay with arithmetic.
 Erskine Bowles 
The pleasure we obtain from music comes from counting, but counting unconsciously. Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic.
 Gottfried Leibniz 
I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. They told me computers could only do arithmetic.
 Grace Hopper 
A peculiarity of the higher arithmetic is the great difficulty which has often been experienced in proving simple general theorems which had been suggested quite naturally by numerical evidence.
 Harold Davenport 
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
 Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont 
Bill Frindall has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator
 John Arlott 
Very possible! Possible, indeed. Maybe even probable, which, as you know if you study your arithmetic,can happen more often than possible. In other words, probable is more possible than possible.  Bubo
 Kathryn Lasky 
No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson 
We have the most crude accounting tools. It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.
 Susan George