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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
Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.
Stefan Banach
Beautiful
,
Powerful
,
Spirit
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
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein
Worry
,
Greater
,
Mine
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
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
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
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 study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.
Charles Caleb Colton
Study
,
Begins
,
Ends
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
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
Bertrand Russell
True
,
Saying
,
Whether
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
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
Galileo Galilei
Education
,
Start
,
Again
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
David Hilbert
Simple
,
Game
,
Certain
Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can't do in the real world.
Marcus du Sautoy
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
Roger Bacon
Knowledge
,
Cannot
,
Known
The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
Andrew Wiles
Good
,
Rather
,
Problem
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 is the music of reason.
James Joseph Sylvester
Music
,
Reason
In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics.
Stephen Hawking
Women
,
Science
,
Past
Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.
David Hilbert
Knows
,
Boundaries
,
Cultural
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