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God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
Paul Dirac
God
,
Beautiful
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
Stephen Hawking
Women
,
Universe
,
While
Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.
Shakuntala Devi
Numbers
Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant
Mind
,
Reason
,
Desire
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Albert Einstein
Poetry
,
Logical
,
Ideas
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
John Adams
War
,
Politics
,
Philosophy
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein
Worry
,
Greater
,
Mine
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
David Hilbert
Simple
,
Game
,
Certain
Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.
Stefan Banach
Beautiful
,
Powerful
,
Spirit
Mathematics is the music of reason.
James Joseph Sylvester
Music
,
Reason
Find your self-respect now. Don't dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It's so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard.
Danica McKellar
Respect
,
Smart
,
Mean
The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
Afrika Bambaataa
Love
,
Positive
,
Work
At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
Graduation
,
Medical
,
Father
It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.
Stephen Hawking
Good
,
Women
,
Men
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
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
Galileo Galilei
Education
,
Start
,
Again
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
,
Boring
Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
Henri Poincare
Art
,
Giving
,
Name
As a graduate student I studied mathematics fairly broadly, and I was fortunate enough, besides developing the idea which led to 'Non-Cooperative Games,' also to make a nice discovery relating to manifolds and real algebraic varieties.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Nice
,
Student
,
Games
Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can't do in the real world.
Marcus du Sautoy
Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.
David Hilbert
Knows
,
Boundaries
,
Cultural
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
Roger Bacon
Knowledge
,
Cannot
,
Known
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
Richard Dawkins
Science
,
Ignorance
,
Almost
I became an atheist because, as a graduate student studying quantum physics, life seemed to be reducible to second-order differential equations. Mathematics, chemistry and physics had it all. And I didn't see any need to go beyond that.
Francis Collins
Life
,
Student
,
Beyond
To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.
Leonhard Euler
Small
,
Ask
,
Answer
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