Famous Math Quotes  Famous Quotes about Math
1) Numbers are tools, not rules.
2) Numbers are symbols for things; the number and the thing are not the same.
3) Skill in manipulating numbers is a talent, not evidence of divine guidance.
4) Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from nonpractitioners.
5) The product of an arithmetical computation is the answer to an equation; it is not the solution to a problem.
6) Arithmetical proofs of theorems that do not have arithmetical bases prove nothing.  AshleyPerry Statistical Axioms ***
2 is not equal to 3  not even for very large values of 2.  Grabel's Law ***
Angling may be said to be so like mathematics that it can never be fully learned.  Izaak Walton ***
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.  Rene Descartes ***
God does arithmetic.  Carl Friedrich Gauss ***
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.  Andre Weil ***
Have you noticed that the astronomers and mathematicians are much the most cheerful people of the lot? I suppose that perpetually contemplating things on so vast a scale makes them feel either that it doesn't matter a hoot anyway, or that anything so large and elaborate must have some sense in it somewhere.  Dorothy L. Sayers ***
I guess I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged.  Roger Jones ***
I was x years old in the year x^2. (when asked his age.)  Augustus de Morgan ***
It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician.  Augustus de Morgan ***
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.  Blaise Pascal ***
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
 Galileo Galilei ***
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.  Albert Einstein ***
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.  Saint Augustine ***
Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means.  Henri Poincare ***
Twelve for 23... It doesn't take a genius to see that's under 50 percent.  Dick Vitale ***
Variables won't, constants aren't.  Osborn's Law ***
Why are numbers beautiful? It's like asking why is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is.  Paul Erdos ***
Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend.  Marcel Achard ***

