Best 54 of Algebra quotes - MyQuotes
I write emotional algebra.
I failed chemistry. I almost failed algebra.
Algebra applies to the clouds.
What music is to the heart, mathematics is to the mind.
I have a new theory about algebra," I said. "I'm going to learn it by osmosis.
John Taylor Gatto
You need experience, adventure, and explorations more than you need algebra!
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
I knew how many zeroes there were in a quintillion, but I thought that algebra lived in ponds.
Cam was so much clearer, easier to figure out. Like he was algebra and Daniel was calculus.
You ready, then?” Maddie asked her friend with a meaningful look. It was hard to say exactly what she was referring to. Ready for what? School? New friends? Life? In the mood Alana was in, she felt ready for anything … except maybe algebra.
Mathematicians call it “the arithmetic of congruences.” You can think of it as clock arithmetic. Temporarily replace the 12 on a clock face with 0. The 12 hours of the clock now read 0, 1, 2, 3, … up to 11. If the time is eight o’clock, and you add 9 hours, what do you get? Well, you get five o’clock. So in this arithmetic, 8 + 9 = 5; or, as mathematicians say, 8 + 9 ≡ 5 (mod 12), pronounced “eight plus nine is congruent to five, modulo twelve.
Be careful with whom you associate. Loser's rub off!
Algebra is but written geometry and geometry is but figured algebra.
The elements of justice are identical with those of algebra.
Everyone keeps saying I’ll pick it up. But what if I don’t? I did algebra for three years, and I never picked that up.
As to the need of improvement there can be no question whilst the reign of Euclid continues. My own idea of a useful course is to begin with arithmetic, and then not Euclid but algebra. Next, not Euclid, but practical geometry, solid as well as plane; not demonstration, but to make acquaintance. Then not Euclid, but elementary vectors, conjoined with algebra, and applied to geometry. Addition first; then the scalar product. Elementary calculus should go on simultaneously, and come into vector algebraic geometry after a bit. Euclid might be an extra course for learned men, like Homer...
Maths is at only one remove from magic.
On Algebra - "We're a month into it, and I'm planning to start a real protest movement, one to have X and Y removed from the alphabet. Z is also suspect as far as I'm concerned...Damn it! They put a man on the moon; can't they find some way to end the scourge of Algebra?
... preliminary accounting, banking and surveying (known as arithmetic, algebra and geometry).
If anyone takes me seriously then they actually must have a problem .. Music is fun its not algebra.
But who can quantify the algebra of space, or weigh those worlds that swim each in its place? Who can outdo the dark? And what computer knows how beauty comes to birth - shell star and rose? -Technicians by Jean Kenward
I made an appointment to see him and then ordered another beer. While I was drinking it I did some doodling on a piece of paper, the algebraic kind that you hope will help you think more clearly. When I finished doing that, I was more confused than ever. Algebra was never my strong subject.
Life isn't about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.
Private Victory precedes Public Victory. Algebra comes before calculus.
Algebra and money are essentially levelers; the first intellectually, the second effectively.
Charmaine J Forde
I only have one enemy in this world and she can be very complicated. After forty one years, I still haven't figured her out as yet, but I will -trust me- I am still working on a formula for you Algebra.
Mathematics is not just a subject of education system, it is the soul of education system.
Charmaine J Forde
It's only in Algebra that two negatives make a positive
Algebra' roughly translates to 'the system for reconciling disparate parts.
What if Loves are analogous to math? First, arithmetic, then geometry and algebra, then trig and quadratics…
John B. S. Haldane
An ounce of algebra is worth a ton of verbal argument.
Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician. The devil says: I will give you this powerful machine, it will answer any question you like. All you need to do is give me your soul: give up geometry and you will have this marvelous machine.
... commutative algebra is a lot like topology, only backwards.
To a scholar, mathematics is music.
Algebra is rich in structure but weak in meaning.
[Mathematics] is security. Certainty. Truth. Beauty. Insight. Structure. Architecture. I see mathematics, the part of human knowledge that I call mathematics, as one thing—one great, glorious thing. Whether it is differential topology, or functional analysis, or homological algebra, it is all one thing. ... They are intimately interconnected, they are all facets of the same thing. That interconnection, that architecture, is secure truth and is beauty. That's what mathematics is to me.
Just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim Algebra, we will see tht there is no such thing as Christian or Muslim morality.
I can explain to you why algebra is useful. But that is not what algebra is really for.' He moved his fingers gently on my temples. 'It's to keep what is in here healthy. PE for the head. And the great thing is you can do it sitting down.
Always give more than what's expected.
The letter is susceptible of operations which enables one to transform literal expressions and thus to paraphrase any statement into a number of equivalent forms. It is this power of transformation that lifts algebra above the level of a convenient shorthand.
Charmaine J Forde
There's something about Algebra, I just can't figure it out Polynomials, derivatives, quadratic equations, I see no absolute value in them A bunch of irrational numbers With square roots and exponential functions I'm still trying to see through the horizontal and vertical blurred lines This all reminds me Y I left my X-
I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
I got good grades in math, but I never really enjoyed it. My favorite part of math was algebra, but geometry was the worst.
Alexander Mccall Smith
I like you when you're algebraic," said Ulf--and immediately regretted it. It was a flirtatious remark--describing somebody as algebraic was undoubtedly to cross a line. You would not normally describe an ordinary friend as algebraic, and then say that you liked her that way.
I always thought that explained it: the romance is a reaction from the algebra. I never knew a person connected with mathematics or astronomy or statistics, or any of those exact things, who didn't have a crazy streak in 'em SOMEwhere.
[At a musical concert:] . . . the music's pure algebra of enchantment.
He could not believe that any of them might actually hit somebody. If one did, what a nowhere way to go: killed by accident; slain not as an individual but by sheer statistical probability, by the calculated chance of searching fire, even as he himself might be at any moment. Mathematics! Mathematics! Algebra! Geometry! When 1st and 3d Squads came diving and tumbling back over the tiny crest, Bell was content to throw himself prone, press his cheek to the earth, shut his eyes, and lie there. God, oh, God! Why am I here? Why am I here? After a moment's thought, he decided he better change it to: why are we here. That way, no agency of retribution could exact payment from him for being selfish.
Jorge Luis Borges
Art is fire plus algebra.
Algebra is nothing more than geometry, in words; geometry is nothing more than algebra, in pictures.
Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your X, she’s not coming back