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Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Education
,
Good
,
Earth
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
Carl Sandburg
Time
,
Sky
,
Blue
Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Claude Debussy
Music
,
Light
,
Geometry
The secret truth of 'Celebrity Apprentice' is that it isn't very hard... 'Celebrity Apprentice' is easy like junior high is easy. All the arithmetic, the creative writing and the history are super simple, but like junior high, you do that easy work surrounded by people who are full-tilt, hormone-raging bug nutty.
Penn Jillette
Work
,
Truth
,
History
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer
Thankful
,
Blessings
,
Master
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Comte de Lautreamont
Geometry
,
Triangle
,
Algebra
I refer, of course, to the debts our nation has amassed for itself over decades of indulgence. It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of ink. We can debate its origins endlessly and search for villains on ideological grounds, but the reality is pure arithmetic.
Mitch Daniels
Time
,
Reality
,
Red
The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Problem
,
Numbers
,
Useful
Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Science
,
Great
,
Reality
This is a tricky domain because, unlike simple arithmetic, to solve a calculus problem - and in particular to perform integration - you have to be smart about which integration technique should be used: integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, and so on.
Marvin Minsky
Simple
,
Smart
,
Problem
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
John Ray
Algebra
We have the most crude accounting tools. It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.
Susan George
Accounting
,
Tools
,
Tragic
I went to an all-girls Catholic high school. The three things that they focused on were reading, writing, and arithmetic. My goodness, this is a novel idea in this modern society. I was really good at all three of these things. I was particularly good at math.
Ursula Burns
Good
,
Society
,
Reading
The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.
James C. Maxwell
Rules
,
Quantity
,
Numbers
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
Vannevar Bush
Game
,
Poker
,
Logical
Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right.
Conrad Black
Economics
,
Psychology
,
Three
The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
Howard Aiken
Time
,
Science
,
Effort
God does arithmetic.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
God
Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.
Annie Dillard
Flowers
,
Perfect
,
Rock
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Mignon McLaughlin
Love
,
Equals
,
Minus
Classical - perhaps I should say 'orchestral' - music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It's all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities.
Brian Eno
Music
,
Musicians
,
Chess
The analysis of variance is not a mathematical theorem, but rather a convenient method of arranging the arithmetic.
Ronald Fisher
Analysis
,
Rather
,
Convenient
When I was at school, I was terrible at algebra and arithmetic, but I was always the best at English and literature. And acting, of course.
Joan Collins
Best
,
Literature
,
Acting
I think the whole issue of a debt ceiling makes no sense to me whatsoever. Anybody who is remotely adroit at arithmetic doesn't need a debt ceiling to tell you where you are.
Alan Greenspan
Debt
,
Ceiling
,
Anybody
You know, one of the things my husband says when people say 'Well, what did you bring to Washington,' he said, 'Well, I brought arithmetic.'
Hillary Clinton
Husband
,
Washington
,
Bring
He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
John McCarthy
Nonsense
,
Talk
,
Doomed
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