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12 Math Quotes

1.
As for everything else, so for
mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.—Arthur Cayley

2.
It isn’t that they cannot see the
solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.—GK Chesterton

3.
The measure of our intellectual
capacity is the capacity to feel less and less satisfied with our answers to
better and better problems.—C.W. Churchmann

4.
The mathematician has reached the
highest rung on the ladder of human thought.—Havelock Ellis

5.
The heart has its reasons which
reason knows not of.—Blaise Pascal

6.
The simplest schoolboy is now
familiar with facts for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his
life.—Ernest Renan

7.
An expert problem solver must be
endowed with two incompatible quantities: a restless imagination and a patient
pertinacity.--Howard W. Even

8.
Technical skill is mastery of
complexity. Creativity is mastery of simplicity.—E.C. Zeeman

9.
Mathematical knowledge adds vigour
to the mind, frees it from prejudice, credulity, and superstition.—John
Arbuthnot

10.
I must study politics and war that
my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.—John Adams

11.
A formal manipulator in
mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil
surpasses him in intelligence.—Howard W. Eves

12.
The study of mathematics cannot be
replaced by any other activity that will train and develop man's purely logical
faculties to the same level of rationality.—C.O Oakley

13.
You have to run as fast as you can
just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to
run much faster.—Lewis Carroll

14.
Mathematics, as much as music or
any other art, is one of the means by which we rise to a complete
self-consciousness. The significance of mathematics resides precisely in the
fact that it is an art; by informing us of the nature of our own minds it
informs us of much that depends on our minds.—John William Navin Sullivan
(1886-1937)

15.
I have had my results for a long
time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.—Karl Friedrich Gauss
(1777-1855)

16.
How could youths better learn to
live than by once trying the experiment of living? Methinks this would educate
their minds as much as mathematics.— Henry David Thoreau

17.
The union of the mathematician with
the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the
ideal.—William James (1842 - 1910)

18.
Nature is an infinite sphere of
which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.—Blaise Pascal
(1623-1662)

19.
Give me a
place to stand and I will move the earth.—*On the lever *in Pappus *Synagoge*

20.
Truth is
ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of
things.—Newton

21.
Perfect
clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.—Blaise Pascal

22.
It is not
enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.—Rene Descartes

23.
Each
problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other
problems.—Rene Descartes

24.
If people
do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not
realize how complicated life is.—John Louis von Neumann

25.
Pure
mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.—Albert Einstein

26.
So if a
man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if
his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again.—Francis Bacon,
"Of Studies"

27.
Go down
deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.—Dean Schlicter

28.
Mathematics
is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange
wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal
to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone
elsewhere.—W.S. Anglin

29.
Let us
grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a
refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.—Alfred North
Whitehead

30.
Mathematics
is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.—Tobias Dantzig

31.
It is
clear that the chief end of mathematical study must be to make the students
think.—John Wesley Young

32.
Mathematics
is no more computation than typing is literature.—John Allen Paulos

33.
The
moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning but
imagination.—Augustus de Morgan

34.
Questions
are creative acts of intelligence.—Frank Kingdon

35.
Two and
two the mathematician continues to make four, in spite of the whine of the
amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for

five.—James McNeill Whistler

36.
The work of a teacher -- exhausting, complex, idiosyncratic, never twice
the same -- is at its heart, an intellectual and

ethical enterprise. Teaching
is the vocation of vocations...—William Ayres

37.
To learn,
you must want to be taught.–Proverbs 12:1

38.
Failure
is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.—Henry Ford

39.
You live
your life between your ears.—Bebe Moore Campbell

40.
The study
of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment.—Alfred North Whitehead

41.
If
there's no struggle, there's no progress.—Frederick Douglass

42.
The only
way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.-- Paul Halmos

43.
The
purpose of computing is insight, not numbers!—R. W. Hamming

44.
Do not
falter or shrink. Just think out
your work, and work out your think.—Nixon Waterman

45.
There is
a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet.—Shelia Tobias

46.
Millions
saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.—Bernard Baruch

47. Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.—Albert Einstein

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