# Best 90 of Mathematical quotes - MyQuotes

Paul Dirac

A physical law must possess mathematical beauty.

Charles Williams

Love was even more mathematical than poetry. It was the pure mathematics of the spirit.

Eric Temple Bell

A number of aspects of mathematics are not much talked about in contemporary histories of mathematics. We have in mind business and commerce, war, number mysticism, astrology, and religion. In some instances, writers, hoping to assert for mathematics a noble parentage and a pure scientific experience, have turned away their eyes. Histories have been eager to put the case for science, but the Handmaiden of the Sciences has lived a far more raffish and interesting life than her historians allow.

Hermann Weyl

Before one can generalize, formalize, and axiomatize, there must be a mathematical substance.

All the standard equations of mathematical physics can be separated and solved in Kerr geometry.

Mathematical Analysis is as extensive as nature herself.

I actually wanted to be an astronaut, but I don't have a mathematical brain.

Carl Friedrich Gauss

I confess that Fermat's Theorem as an isolated proposition has very little interest for me, because I could easily lay down a multitude of such propositions, which one could neither prove nor dispose of.

David Letterman

Has the mathematical abilities of a Clydesdale.

Brian Greene

When I give this talk to a physics audience, I remove the quotes from my 'Theorem'.

Amy Chua

As a purely mathematical fact, people who sleep less live more.

The mathematical education of the young physicist [Albert Einstein] was not very solid, which I am in a good position to evaluate since he obtained it from me in Zurich some time ago.

Tim Cahill

The explorer is the person who is lost.

Albert Einstein

The importance of C.F. Gauss for the development of modern physical theory and especially for the mathematical fundament of the theory of relativity is overwhelming indeed; also his achievement of the system of absolute measurement in the field of electromagnetism. In my opinion it is impossible to achieve a coherent objective picture of the world on the basis of concepts which are taken more or less from inner psychological experience.

Arthur Eddington

I believe there are 15, 747, 724, 136, 275, 002, 577, 605, 653, 961, 181, 555, 468, 044, 717, 914, 527, 116, 709, 366, 231, 425, 076, 185, 631, 031, 296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons.

Jack Kemp

Democracy is not a mathematical deduction proved once and for all time. Democracy is a just faith fervently held, commitment to be tested again and again in the fiery furnace of history.

Edward Gibbon

The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.

Our external physical reality is a mathematical structure.

Hans Christian Von Baeyer

This is not what I thought physics was about when I started out: I learned that the idea is to explain nature in terms of clearly understood mathematical laws; but perhaps comparisons are the best we can hope for.

Auguste Comte

Mathematical Analysis is... the true rational basis of the whole system of our positive knowledge.

William Stanley Jevons

In short, I do not write for mathematicians, nor as a mathematician, but as an economist wishing to convince other economists that their science can only be satisfactorily treated on an explicitly mathematical basis.

George Santayana

If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics.

There is a mathematical formula to why you got famous. It isn’t some magical thing that just started happening.

Lady Gaga

If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don't know if I would be the algorithm. I've always been OK with that. I'm not a supermodel. That's not what I do. What I do is music. I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what's happening on the outside.

The extraction tax is based in part on production times the market value at the wellhead, so any downturn in the market price is going to be a mathematical impact on the shale tax. But beyond that, it also concerns me because it also impacts the health of the industry.

Galileo Galilei

Nature is written in mathematical language.

Warren Buffett

There is no perfect mathematical formula for pricing a business.

If you had done something twice, you are likely to do it again.

A pure mathematical series would be one in which each term is derived from the preceding term by a rule.

Economists who speak the English tongue are strangely intimidated by mathematical symbols.

Russell Crowe

There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is.

Instead of the animistic, mechanistic, or the mathematical universe, we see the genetic, organic, holistic universe.

Mathematics is an activity governed by the same rules imposed upon the symphonies of Beethoven, the paintings of DaVinci, and the poetry of Homer.

Isaac Asimov

Words are a pretty fuzzy substitute for mathematical equations.

Asked for a testimony to the effect that Emmy Noether was a great woman mathematician, he said: I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.

Scarlett Thomas

Homeopathy seemed . . . both mathematical and poetic.

Gian-carlo Rota

There is something in statistics that makes it very similar to astrology.

John Von Neumann

If one has really technically penetrated a subject, things that previously seemed in complete contrast, might be purely mathematical transformations of each other.

Isaac Newton

Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature flows equably without relation to anything external.

God ever arithmetizes.

A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.

Stephen Hawking

One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.

I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.

Munia Khan

In the life of mathematics two plus two makes four; but in the mathematics of life two and two can make five or even three sometimes

I've always had a more spatial mind, mathematical, than literal.

Steve Maraboli

We are mathematical equations where your life is the sum of all choices you've made until now. The good news is you can change the equation so that you start making a difference in your life.

Anton Chekhov

There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.

Stanislaw Ulam

In many cases, mathematics is an escape from reality. The mathematician finds his own monastic niche and happiness in pursuits that are disconnected from external affairs. Some practice it as if using a drug.

John Polkinghorne

I was very much on the mathematical side, where you probably do your best work before you're forty-five. Having passed that significant date, I thought I would do something else.

John Edensor Littlewood

The infinitely competent can be uncreative.