Quotes on math

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The cowboys have a way of trussing up a steer or a pugnacious bronco which fixes the brute so that it can neither move nor think. This is the hog-tie, and it is what Euclid did to geometry.
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Eric Bell Quotes

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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.
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Evan Esar Quotes

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The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
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Euclid Quotes

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In most sciences one generation tears down what another has built and what one has established another undoes. In mathematics alone each generations adds a new story to the old structure.
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Hermann Hankel Quotes

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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.
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John Louis von Neumann Quotes

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The different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
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Lewis Carroll Quotes

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Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.
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Henri Poincaré Quotes

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Nature does not count nor do integers occur in nature. Man made them all, integers and all the rest, Kronecker to the contrary notwithstanding.
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Percy William Bridgman Quotes

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Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere.
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W.S. Anglin Quotes

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I used to love mathematics for its own sake, and I still do, because it allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
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Stendhal Quotes

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