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All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
Roger Bacon
Science
,
Knowledge
,
Fact
Mathematics has beauty and romance. It's not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It's an extraordinary place; it's worth spending time there.
Marcus du Sautoy
Time
,
Beauty
,
Worth
It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.
Jean Piaget
Education
,
Best
,
Knowledge
The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
Frank Zappa
Design
,
Story
,
Emotional
I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Thinking
,
Research
,
Return
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
Euclid
God
,
Nature
,
Thoughts
To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.
Stephen Hawking
Work
,
Alone
,
Thinking
Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
Alan Turing
Rather
,
Call
,
Exercise
No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful.
George Boole
Beautiful
,
Matter
,
Until
A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete until you have made it so clear that you can explain it to the first man whom you meet on the street.
David Hilbert
Until
,
Meet
,
Clear
As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley
Beauty
,
Theory
,
Perceived
The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
Andrew Wiles
Good
,
Rather
,
Problem
Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
G. H. Hardy
Above
,
Taught
,
Pure
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.
Thomas A. Edison
Fact
,
Behind
,
Laws
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
Paul Dirac
Fact
,
Known
,
Lies
One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
Stephen Hawking
Cannot
,
Argue
,
Theorem
I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Great
,
Character
,
Means
All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers.
James C. Maxwell
Nature
,
Science
,
Problems
My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
Maurice Ravel
Chance
,
Here
,
Single
The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.
Edsger Dijkstra
Step
,
Consider
,
Essential
Things like the financial markets - a proper grounding in mathematics could help the common man. I believe that if people are more familiar with mathematical concepts... it can help deal with modern life, which is increasingly complex.
Viswanathan Anand
Life
,
Help
,
Deal
All my family has very good mathematical abilities - like, so dorky. I was the dork then in school - on any maths exams I'd get 100%. I just knew how to do maths and most people would hate it, but for some reason it just came.
Rebel Wilson
Good
,
Family
,
Hate
Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
Morris Kline
Ignorance
,
Theory
Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents' garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they're also practicing math.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Music
,
Parents
,
Body
Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.
G. H. Hardy
Die
,
Ideas
,
Forgotten
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