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If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Category: Math Author: John Louis von Neumann

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A mathematician is a scientist who can figure out anything except such simple things as squaring the circle and trisecting an angle.
Category: Math Author: Evan Esar

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Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Category: Math Author: Albert Einstein

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Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.
Category: Math Author: Albert Einstein

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Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero.
Category: Math Author: Author Unknown

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Mathematics  the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs.
Category: Math Author: Isaac Barrow

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I don't agree with mathematics; the sum total of zeros is a frightening figure.
Category: Math Author: Stanislaw J Lec

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"Every minute dies a man, Every minute one is born;" I need hardly point out to you that this calculation would tend to keep the sum total of the world's population in a state of perpetual equipoise, whereas it is a wellknown fact that the said sum total is constantly on the increase. I would therefore take the liberty of suggesting that in the next edition of your excellent poem the erroneous calculation to which I refer should be corrected as follows: "Every moment dies a man, And one and a sixteenth is born." I may add that the exact figures are 1.067, but something must, of course, be conceded to the laws of metre.
Category: Math Author: Charles Babbage

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Math is radical!
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If you think dogs can\'t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
Category: Math Author: Phil Pastoret

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There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities  potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry  that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.
Category: Math Author: Gregory Benford Source: Timescape

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It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.
Category: Math Author: Author Unknown

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If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
Category: Math Author: Author Unknown

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Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.
Category: Math Author: Carl Sandburg

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Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.
Category: Math Author: Carl Sandburg

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If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi.
Category: Math Author: Richard Preston

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Even stranger things have happened; and perhaps the strangest of all is the marvel that mathematics should be possible to a race akin to the apes.
Category: Math Author: Eric T Bell

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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.
Category: Math Author: Francis Bacon

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The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
Category: Math Author: S Gudder

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The human mind has never invented a laborsaving machine equal to algebra.
Category: Math Author: Author Unknown

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