- -- Albert Einstein
Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater

- -- Albert Einstein
You can pay attention to the fact, in which case you'll probably become a mathematician, or you can ignore it, in which case you'll probably become a physicist

- -- Len Evans, professor, Northwestern University, teaching an honors calculus course
- -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sex is the mathematics urge sublimated

- -- M. C. Reed
Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty -- a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture

- -- Bertrand Russell
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math

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Seen on a bumper sticker
There are three types of people in this world: Those who can count, and those who can't

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... it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art

- -- John W. N. Sullivan
The mathematician lives long and lives young; the wings of his soul do not early drop off, nor do its pores become clogged with the earthy particles blown from the dusty highways of vulgar life

- -- James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematics transfigures the fortuitous concourse of atoms into the tracery of the finger of God

- -- Herbert Westren Turnbull

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different

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