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Famous Quotes About Math

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Math quotes by Albert Einstein
#1. The years of searching in the dark for a truth that one feels but cannot express, the intense desire and the alternations of confidence and misgiving until one breaks through to clarity and understanding, are known only to him who has experienced them himself. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Math quotes by Danica McKellar
#2. I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it's too late by college. #Quote by Danica McKellar
Math quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#3. Why do you have such a crappy attitude about math?"
"I don't. I have a crappy attitude about everything. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Math quotes by Terri Fields
#4. And the only answer I know is
That no child should give up on life.
Math deals in absolutes.
But life is the most absolute of all. #Quote by Terri Fields
Math quotes by Denise Grover Swank
#5. Everything just feels so right when I'm with you, Scarlett. I can be me. But it's more than that. You give me something I haven't had in a long time, if ever. You give me peace. It's like the jumbled mess in my head can settle down, and I can be still with you. Like none of the other stuff matters." His voice catches, and he swallows. "I had a bad day and usually I'd get shitfaced drunk, but the only thing I could think of was I had to see you. #Quote by Denise Grover Swank
Math quotes by Paul Lockhart
#6. The thing I want you especially to understand is this feeling of divine revelation. I feel that this structure was "out there" all along I just couldn't see it. And now I can! This is really what keeps me in the math game
the chance that I might glimpse some kind of secret underlying truth, some sort of message from the gods. #Quote by Paul Lockhart
Math quotes by Henri Poincare
#7. How is it that there are so many minds that are incapable of understanding mathematics? ... the skeleton of our understanding, ... and actually they are the majority ... We have here a problem that is not easy of solution, but yet must engage the attention of all who wish to devote themselves to education. #Quote by Henri Poincare
Math quotes by Asghar Farhadi
#8. I tend to jot down moments, lines, interactions that don't really make any sense. I try and explain these scattered notes to my close friends, and they become more and more logical. I see screenwriting as a bit like a math equation which I have to solve. #Quote by Asghar Farhadi
Math quotes by Claude Fayette Bragdon
#9. Mathematics is the handwriting on the human consciousness of the very Spirit of Life itself. #Quote by Claude Fayette Bragdon
Math quotes by Eric Temple Bell
#10. Even stranger things have happened; and perhaps the strangest of all is the marvel that mathematics should be possible to a race akin to the apes. #Quote by Eric Temple Bell
Math quotes by Charles M. Vest
#11. America faces many challenges ... but the enemy I fear most is complacency. We are about to be hit by the full force of global competition. If we continue to ignore the obvious task at hand while others beat us at our own game, our children and grandchildren will pay the price. We must now establish a sense of urgency. #Quote by Charles M. Vest
Math quotes by Blaise Pascal
#12. The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Math quotes by Rachel Maddow
#13. Activism is setting a goal of something you would like to be different, and figuring out what would have to change to achieve that goal. It's sort of like math. #Quote by Rachel Maddow
Math quotes by Geoffrey S. Fletcher
#14. If you do the math, films featuring women are a good investment. #Quote by Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Math quotes by Ellen Kaplan
#15. A Puritan twist in our nature makes us think that anything good for us must be twice as good if it's hard to swallow. Learning Greek and Latin used to play the role of character builder, since they were considered to be as exhausting and unrewarding as digging a trench in the morning and filling it up in the afternoon. It was what made a man, or a woman -- or more likely a robot -- of you. Now math serves that purpose in many schools: your task is to try to follow rules that make sense, perhaps, to some higher beings; and in the end to accept your failure with humbled pride. As you limp off with your aching mind and bruised soul, you know that nothing in later life will ever be as difficult.

What a perverse fate for one of our kind's greatest triumphs! Think how absurd it would be were music treated this way (for math and music are both excursions into sensuous structure): suffer through playing your scales, and when you're an adult you'll never have to listen to music again. And this is mathematics we're talking about, the language in which, Galileo said, the Book of the World is written. This is mathematics, which reaches down into our deepest intuitions and outward toward the nature of the universe -- mathematics, which explains the atoms as well as the stars in their courses, and lets us see into the ways that rivers and arteries branch. For mathematics itself is the study of connections: how things ideally must and, in fact, do sort together -- beyond, around, #Quote by Ellen Kaplan
Math quotes by Tim Dorsey
#16. "[Those] on fixed incomes are the nation's math elite." from pg.88 of Atomic Lobster. #Quote by Tim Dorsey
Math quotes by Henry John Stephen Smith
#17. Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone. #Quote by Henry John Stephen Smith
Math quotes by Tim Powers
#18. Byron; and, realistically, quite a number of those infants will die without my care, and Josephine is hardly a creature with potential, hardly anybody's idea of a tabula rasa, a blank slate - hell, she's a slate that's had bad math scrawled on it and then been waxed so that nothing can ever be written on it again. I've treated sheep that had more of a right to live. #Quote by Tim Powers
Math quotes by Steven Wright
#19. Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero. #Quote by Steven Wright
Math quotes by Jennifer Ouellette
#20. I succeeded at math, at least by the usual evaluation criteria: grades. Yet while I might have earned top marks in geometry and algebra, I was merely following memorized rules, plugging in numbers and dutifully crunching out answers by rote, with no real grasp of the significance of what I was doing or its usefulness in solving real-world problems. Worse, I knew the depth of my own ignorance, and I lived in fear that my lack of comprehension would be discovered and I would be exposed as an academic fraud
psychologists call this "imposter syndrome". #Quote by Jennifer Ouellette
Math quotes by Brad Pitt
#21. Once you hit 40, you start reexamining the math of it all. I'll trade wisdom for youth any day. #Quote by Brad Pitt
Math quotes by Confucius
#22. He who cannot describe the problem will never find the solution to that problem. #Quote by Confucius
Math quotes by Frank Luntz
#23. THE TRUTH ABOUT PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION • American fifteen-year-olds rank thirty-fifth out of fifty-seven developed countries in math and literacy. • 30 percent of public school students don't graduate from high school. • Every day, 7,000 kids drop out of high school. • Of the 50 million children currently in public school, 15 million of them will drop out. • 25 percent of all public school math teachers did not major in mathematics or a math-related subject at a college or university. • Less than two-thirds of high school graduates are accepted to college every year. • One half... #Quote by Frank Luntz
Math quotes by Meg Cabot
#24. What to Do During Algebra
O what to do during Algebra!
The possibilities are limitless:
There's drawing, and yawning,
and portable chess
There's dozing, and dreaming,
and feeling confused.
There's humming, and strumming,
and looking bemused.
You can stare at the clock.
You can hum a little song.
I've tried just about everything
to pass the time along. #Quote by Meg Cabot
Math quotes by Elizabeth Hand
#25. I read '1984' at a precocious age, like 8, and when I did the math, I realized that Julia, Winston Smith's lover, was born the same year I was, 1957. I read that book over and over again with the 1960s as a backdrop: anti-war and anti-bomb protests and this general pervasive sense of doom. #Quote by Elizabeth Hand
Math quotes by Felix Klein
#26. Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions. #Quote by Felix Klein
Math quotes by Charles Sorel
#27. Music and Dancing, not only give great pleasure but have the honour of depending on Mathematics, for they consist in number and in measure.....Therefore, whatever the old doctors may say, to employ oneself at all this is to be a Philosopher and a Mathematician. #Quote by Charles Sorel
Math quotes by Paul Lockhart
#28. In any case, do you really think kids even want something that is relevant to their daily lives? You think something practical like compound interest is going to get them excited? People enjoy fantasy, and that is just what mathematics can provide
a relief from daily life, an anodyne to the practical workaday world. #Quote by Paul Lockhart
Math quotes by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
#29. When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarely, in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science. #Quote by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
Math quotes by V.M.Robinson
#30. We mathematicians understand that without the education of children, the economy cannot grow, and the world would starve from ignorance. #Quote by V.M.Robinson
Math quotes by Frederick Soddy
#31. Four circles to the kissing come, The smaller are the benter. The bend is just the inverse of The distance from the centre. Though their intrigue left Euclid dumb There's now no need for rule of thumb. Since zero bend's a dead straight line And concave bends have minus sign, The sum of squares of all four bends Is half the square of their sum. #Quote by Frederick Soddy
Math quotes by Rene Descartes
#32. With me, everything turns into mathematics. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Math quotes by Sydney Smith
#33. What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors? #Quote by Sydney Smith
Math quotes by Honore De Balzac
#34. Numbers are intellectual witnesses that belong only to mankind. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Math quotes by David McRaney
#35. When you fear you will confirm a negative stereotype, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy not because the stereotype is true, but because you can't stop worrying that you could become an example proving it.
This self-fulfilling prophecy, being only a matter of perception, can be easily sublimated. Another study by Steele measured the math abilities of men versus women. When the questions were easy, the women and men performed the same. When they were difficult, the women's scores plummeted lower than did those of their male peers. When they ran the tests again with new participants, but this time before handing out the problems told the subjects that men and women tended to perform equally on the exam, the scores leveled out. The women performed just as well as did the men. The power of the stereotype--women are bad at math--was nullified. #Quote by David McRaney
Math quotes by Bertrand Russell
#36. a priori knowledge such as mathematics or logic is general, whereas all experience is particular. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Math quotes by Ibrahim Ibrahim
#37. Gematria is simply a man-made game that uses numbers; and NO, this is NOT Math! Projecting a game unto nature does not deem it to be part of, Science! #Quote by Ibrahim Ibrahim
Math quotes by Melanie Harlow
#38. But had it been the wine? Maybe it was something else. I was no math expert, but this was an intoxicating equation: Hot Guy with Mysterious Past + Way With Pretty Words x Chivalry at Beach / His Aloofness at Coffee Shop (Immunity to My Face & Flirty Efforts) + Innuendo at Hardware Store x Honest Confession about OCD Struggles - > Curiosity + Arousal (Belly Flutters + Pulse Quickening)=ATTACKISS. #Quote by Melanie Harlow
Math quotes by Natasha Bedingfield
#39. I liked English and art and did a lot of painting. And for some reason I was good at math, but I wasn't an A student. I really had to work hard to get good grades. #Quote by Natasha Bedingfield
Math quotes by Veronica Roth
#40. Lynn, she saved half our faction from this stuff," says Marlene, tapping the bandage on her arm from where the Dauntless traitors shot her. "Well, half of half of our faction."
"In some circles they call that a quarter, Mar," Lynn says. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Math quotes by Mark Twain
#41. Wherefore, I beseech you let the dog and the onions and these people of the strange and godless names work out their several salvations from their piteous and wonderful difficulties without help of mine, for indeed their trouble is sufficient as it is, whereas an I tried to help I should but damage their cause the more and yet mayhap not live myself to see the desolation wrought. #Quote by Mark Twain
Math quotes by Ibn Khaldun
#42. Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one's mind right. All of its proofs are very clear and orderly. It is hardly possible for errors to enter into geometrical reasoning, because it is well arranged and orderly. Thus, the mind that constantly applies itself to geometry is not likely to fall into error. In this convenient way, the person who knows geometry acquires intelligence. #Quote by Ibn Khaldun
Math quotes by George W. Bush
#43. We may discover resources on the moon or Mars that will boggle the imagination, that will test our limits to dream. And the fascination generated by further exploration will inspire our young people to study math, and science, and engineering and create a new generation of innovators and pioneers. #Quote by George W. Bush
Math quotes by Anya Kamenetz
#44. There is certainly the intention of efforts like the Common Core to raise education standards and make sure that every student masters advanced math concepts - algebra, geometry, statistics and probability. #Quote by Anya Kamenetz
Math quotes by Kristoffer Polaha
#45. A hit show takes Hollywood magic indeed, but it also takes a lot of math and science, plus the study of polls and trends to make and sell a TV show. #Quote by Kristoffer Polaha
Math quotes by Alexander Dewdney
#46. "The most powerful single idea in mathematics is the notion of a variable." #Quote by Alexander Dewdney
Math quotes by David Auburn
#47. Spending time with math people is a lot of fun. As a result of the play, I've had semi-drunken dinners with mathematicians all over the country. I recommend the experience. #Quote by David Auburn
Math quotes by Katrina Vandenberg
#48. In math, the backwards E, ∃, means there exists. ∈ means part of a set. A line through that ∉ means excluded from. Everyone ∃, but not everyone ∈. We all feel that, unless we ∈, we do not ∃. #Quote by Katrina Vandenberg
Math quotes by John A. Van De Walle
#49. Mathematics is much more than computation with pencil and a paper and getting answers to routine exercises. In fact, it can easily be argued that computation, such as doing long division, is not mathematics at all. Calculators can do the same thing and calculators can only calculate they cannot do mathematics. #Quote by John A. Van De Walle
Math quotes by Danica McKellar
#50. By the end of an intense four years at UCLA, I had co-authored a new math proof, which the media, in fact, loved. As it turned out, math itself blazed my entry back into the spotlight and consequently into wonderful acting jobs like 'The West Wing' and others. You just never know, do you? #Quote by Danica McKellar
Math quotes by Greg Pincus
#51. For the first time in his life, he decided to focus on his math homework. #Quote by Greg Pincus
Math quotes by Neal Stephenson
#52. He walked straight out of college into the waiting arms of the Navy.

They gave him an intelligence test. The first question on the math part had to do with boats on a river: Port Smith is 100 miles upstream of Port Jones. The river flows at 5 miles per hour. The boat goes through water at 10 miles per hour. How long does it take to go from Port Smith to Port Jones? How long to come back?

Lawrence immediately saw that it was a trick question. You would have to be some kind of idiot to make the facile assumption that the current would add or subtract 5 miles per hour to or from the speed of the boat. Clearly, 5 miles per hour was nothing more than the average speed. The current would be faster in the middle of the river and slower at the banks. More complicated variations could be expected at bends in the river. Basically it was a question of hydrodynamics, which could be tackled using certain well-known systems of differential equations. Lawrence dove into the problem, rapidly (or so he thought) covering both sides of ten sheets of paper with calculations. Along the way, he realized that one of his assumptions, in combination with the simplified Navier Stokes equations, had led him into an exploration of a particularly interesting family of partial differential equations. Before he knew it, he had proved a new theorem. If that didn't prove his intelligence, what would?

Then the time bell rang and the papers were collected. Lawrence managed to #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Math quotes by Steven Strogatz
#53. Looking at numbers as groups of rocks may seem unusual, but actually it's as old as math itself. The word "calculate" reflects that legacy - it comes from the Latin word calculus, meaning a pebble used for counting. To enjoy working with numbers you don't have to be Einstein (German for "one stone"), but it might help to have rocks in your head. #Quote by Steven Strogatz
Math quotes by George Boole
#54. There was yet another disadvantage attaching to the whole of Newton's physical inquiries, ... the want of an appropriate notation for expressing the conditions of a dynamical problem, and the general principles by which its solution must be obtained. By the labours of LaGrange, the motions of a disturbed planet are reduced with all their complication and variety to a purely mathematical question. It then ceases to be a physical problem; the disturbed and disturbing planet are alike vanished: the ideas of time and force are at an end; the very elements of the orbit have disappeared, or only exist as arbitrary characters in a mathematical formula. #Quote by George Boole
Math quotes by Rene Descartes
#55. The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Math quotes by Chen-Ning Yang
#56. Nature seems to take advantage of the simple mathematical representations of the symmetry laws. When one pauses to consider the elegance and the beautiful perfection of the mathematical reasoning involved and contrast it with the complex and far-reaching physical consequences, a deep sense of respect for the power of the symmetry laws never fails to develop. #Quote by Chen-Ning Yang
Math quotes by Lisa Randall
#57. When I came to Harvard, I was debating between math and science, and I guess I thought in the end I wanted something that could connect to the real world. I liked puzzle-solving and connections. #Quote by Lisa Randall
Math quotes by Amanda Ripley
#58. We had the schools we wanted, in a way. Parents did not tend to show up at schools demanding that their kids be assigned more challenging reading or that their kindergarteners learn math while they still loved numbers. They did show up to complain about bad grades, however. And they came in droves, with video cameras and lawn chairs and full hearts, to watch their children play sports. #Quote by Amanda Ripley
Math quotes by T. Mountebank
#59. He didn't know what beget what, but he quickly learned that people with money to hide were powerful, and powerful people were violent. It was reliable math: as the amount of money being conveyed increased, so too did the level of paranoia; the psychotic behavior of his clients increasing with every figure added to the sum. #Quote by T. Mountebank
Math quotes by Delia Owens
#60. Just like whiskey, the marsh dwellers bootlegged their own laws-not like those burned onto stone tablets or inscribed on documents, but deeper ones, stamped in their genes. Ancient and natural, like those hatched from hawks and doves. When cornered, desperate or isolated, man reverts to those instinct that aim straight at survival. Quick and just. They will always be the trump card because they are passed on more frequently from one generation to the next than the gentler genes It is not a morality, but simple math. Among themselves doves fight as often as hawks. #Quote by Delia Owens
Math quotes by Barack Obama
#61. In addition to giving our children the science and math skills they need to compete in the new global context, we should also encourage the ability to think creatively that comes from a meaningful arts education. #Quote by Barack Obama
Math quotes by Kato
#62. It never happens that, when we go home and open the refrigerator, we see all infinitely many prime numbers there. #Quote by Kato
Math quotes by Wynton Marsalis
#63. We need more math classes, we need more science. It's the art of math and the art of science that creates all the innovation, and we have a tradition of great arts, great music. #Quote by Wynton Marsalis
Math quotes by Jon Foreman
#64. C.S. Lewis says that fiction is able to sneak past the watchful dragons of religion. It becomes more powerful to speak in poetry.
The song goes straight to the heart while the numbers
and the math of it will never be able to reach that. #Quote by Jon Foreman
Math quotes by John Edensor Littlewood
#65. The surprising thing about this paper is that a man who could write it would. #Quote by John Edensor Littlewood
Math quotes by Buffy Andrews
#66. I don't do math. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Math quotes by Greg Pincus
#67. Really, there was only one problem with Mr. Davis, as far as Gregory was concerned; He taught math. #Quote by Greg Pincus
Math quotes by Plato
#68. He who can properly define and divide is to be considered a god. #Quote by Plato
Math quotes by Albert Einstein
#69. The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life problem. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Math quotes by Meg Greenfield
#70. Everyone seems to be running against a liar, but nobody seems to be one. Odd - I mean, the math doesn't work out. #Quote by Meg Greenfield
Math quotes by Kimberly Derting
#71. During those days before the girl from the lake was finally buried in her hometown, Jay had been the one who kept Violet sane. He slipped candy bars into her backpack for her to find and left little notes in her locker just to let her know he was thinking about her. She leaned on him every step of the way, and he never once complained. And afterward, when she felt back to her old self again, at least mostly anyway, he was still there.
She wondered what she'd done to deserve a friend like him, someone who never wavered and never questioned. Someone who was always there . . . being supportive, and funny, and thoughtful.
Violet stood in the hallway and watched him. He was digging through his locker looking for his math book, and even though she knew it wasn't there, Violet just let him search, smiling to herself. Crumpled wads of paper fell out onto the floor at his feet.
He seemed to sense that she was staring and he looked back at her. "What?" he asked.
"Nothing," she responded, the smile finding her lips.
He narrowed his eyes, realizing that he was the butt of some private joke. "What?"
She sighed and kicked a toe at his backpack, which was lying crookedly against the wall of lockers. "Your book's in your bag, dumbass," she announced as she turned away and started walking toward class.
She heard him groan, followed by the sound of his locket slamming, before he finally caught up with her.
"Why didn't you say anything? Sometimes you real #Quote by Kimberly Derting
Math quotes by Blaise Pascal
#72. The best defense against logic is ignorance. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Math quotes by Keith Devlin
#73. Mathematical thinking is not the same as doing mathematics - at least not as mathematics is typically presented in our school system. School math typically focuses on learning procedures to solve highly stereotyped problems. Professional mathematicians think a certain way to solve real problems, problems that can arise from the everyday world, or from science, or from within mathematics itself. The key to success in school math is to learn to think inside-the-box. In contrast, a key feature of mathematical thinking is thinking outside-the-box - a valuable ability in today's world. #Quote by Keith Devlin
Math quotes by Jodi Picoult
#74. The more complex a behavior is, the more rigorous and complicated the science behind it. Math, chemistry, that's the easy stuff - closed models with discrete answers. To understand behavior - human or elephant - the systems are far more complex, which is why the science behind them must be that much more intricate. But #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Math quotes by Paul Halmos
#75. The student skit at Christmas contained a plaintive line: "Give us Master's exams that our faculty can pass, or give us a faculty that can pass our Master's exams." #Quote by Paul Halmos
Math quotes by Hunter Maats
#76. At this point, scientists have identified over 300 specific genes that play a direct role in mental retardation. That link between genes and intelligence is pretty clear. However, scientists have not found a gene for A-level math ability or a gene for having a "natural ear for languages. #Quote by Hunter Maats
Math quotes by Jayma Mays
#77. I did math in school, obviously. And I loved all my math teachers. #Quote by Jayma Mays
Math quotes by Wendy Lichtman
#78. He doesn't seem to mind at all that he's stupid about math. #Quote by Wendy Lichtman
Math quotes by Amory Lovins
#79. Public discourse about climate change has resulted in the erroneous idea that it's all about cost, burden and sacrifice. If the math was correct, everyone would see it's about profit, jobs and competitive advantage. #Quote by Amory Lovins
Math quotes by Sally Ride
#80. I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science. #Quote by Sally Ride
Math quotes by Annie F. Downs
#81. I don't know how it works, the science and math of it all, but I know that love given is courage gained. #Quote by Annie F. Downs
Math quotes by Danica McKellar
#82. You can be obsessed with makeup and hair products and, you know, your appearance and still be absolutely making smart life decisions and work on your smarts, develop your smarts by studying something like math. Then you'll make much better decisions on the brands of clothing that you buy or whatever it is that you want. #Quote by Danica McKellar
Math quotes by Laura Osnes
#83. I was always a very good student, 3.98 GPA ... But once I found out I only had to take math and science for two years, I didn't take them junior or senior year. And I convinced my high school to give me actual credits for doing professional shows in Minneapolis ... as work-study. #Quote by Laura Osnes
Math quotes by Janette Rallison
#84. So what were your favorite subjects in school?"
"School?" He leaned back in his chair as though he needed the extra space to think about it. "Probably math. It always made sense. Unlike English, economics, and girls."
"And exactly how do you plan on taking over the free world if you don't understand economics?"
"I'll hire advisers. I'll hire you, in fact."
"Okay. Let me know when your army of junior high zombies is ready. #Quote by Janette Rallison
Math quotes by Thomas L. Friedman
#85. You can be a rich person alone. You can be a smart person alone. But you cannot be a complete person alone. For that you must be part of, and rooted in, an olive grove. This truth was once beautifully conveyed by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner in his interpretation of a scene from Gabriel García Márquez's classic novel One Hundred Years of Solitude: Márquez tells of a village where people were afflicted with a strange plague of forgetfulness, a kind of contagious amnesia. Starting with the oldest inhabitants and working its way through the population, the plague causes people to forget the names of even the most common everyday objects. One young man, still unaffected, tries to limit the damage by putting labels on everything. "This is a table," "This is a window," "This is a cow; it has to be milked every morning." And at the entrance to the town, on the main road, he puts up two large signs. One reads "The name of our village is Macondo," and the larger one reads "God exists." The message I get from that story is that we can, and probably will, forget most of what we have learned in life - the math, the history, the chemical formulas, the address and phone number of the first house we lived in when we got married - and all that forgetting will do us no harm. But if we forget whom we belong to, and if we forget that there is a God, something profoundly human in us will be lost. #Quote by Thomas L. Friedman
Math quotes by Yoko Ogawa
#86. Math has proven the existence of God, because it is absolute and without contradiction; but the devil must exist as well, because we cannot prove it #Quote by Yoko Ogawa
Math quotes by Amy Harmon
#87. This thing we have, it hurts, he continued. But the pain is almost sweet because it means YOU happened. We happened. And I can't regret that, no matter how little or how long I get to tag along with you and pretend that I don't hate having people recognize me or take pictures or having people whisper about my record
" Your record?"
" My criminal record, Bonnie, Nothing platinum there. I'm an ex-con, and starting over and building a new life where I can put it behind me, I'm building a new life where it will never be behind me, and for you, its worth it. It's easy math. #Quote by Amy Harmon
Math quotes by Robin Padron
#88. I have been teaching my own kids math Full-Contact for years. I know from personal experience that 10 minutes of math time with me and my undivided attention is far more productive for my kids than an hour spent doing exercises off on their own. I firmly believe in the idea of '"less time, more connection" as an effective way to teach math. #Quote by Robin Padron
Math quotes by James C. Maxwell
#89. In a few years, all great physical constants will have been approximately estimated, and that the only occupation which will be left to men of science will be to carry these measurements to another place of decimals. #Quote by James C. Maxwell
Math quotes by R.M. ArceJaeger
#90. Some people believe in imaginary friends. I believe in imaginary numbers. #Quote by R.M. ArceJaeger
Math quotes by Thomas Christopher Greene
#91. Oh, he was a decent-enough high school student, good grades and well-liked, but his test scores were nothing to write home about. He might as well have Christmas-treed the math test. #Quote by Thomas Christopher Greene
Math quotes by Charlie Munger
#92. If you want to understand science, you have to understand math. In business, if you're enumerate, you're going to be a klutz. The good thing about business is that you don't have to know any higher math ... #Quote by Charlie Munger
Math quotes by Neal Stephenson
#93. The basic problem for Lawrence was that he was lazy. He had figured out that everything was much simpler if, like Superman with his X-ray vision, you just stared through the cosmetic distractions and saw the underlying mathematical skeleton. Once you found the math in a thing, you knew everything about it, and you could manipulate it to your heart's content with nothing more than a pencil and a napkin. He saw it in the curve of the silver bars on his glockenspiel, saw it in the catenary arch of a bridge and in the capacitor-studded drum of Atanasoff and Berry's computing machine. Actually pounding on the glockenspiel, riveting the bridge together, or trying to figure out why the computing machine wasn't working were not as interesting to him. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Math quotes by Linda Åkeson McGurk
#94. The national curriculum for the Swedish preschool is twenty pages long and goes on at length about things like fostering respect for one another, human rights, and democratic values, as well as a lifelong desire to learn. The document's word choices are a pretty good clue to what Swedish society wants and expects from toddlers and preschoolers. The curriculum features the word "play" thirteen times, "language" twelve times, "nature" six times, and "math" five times. But there is not a single mention of "literacy" or "writing." Instead, two of the most frequently used words are "learning" (with forty-eight appearances) and "development" (forty-seven).

The other Scandinavian countries have similar early childhood education traditions. In Finland, formal teaching of reading doesn't start until the child begins first grade, at age seven, and in the Finnish equivalent of kindergarten, which children enroll in the year they turn six, teachers will only teach reading if a child is showing an interest in it. Despite this lack of emphasis on early literacy, Finland is considered the most literate country in the world, with Norway coming in second, and Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden rounding out the top five, according to a 2016 study by Central Connecticut State University. John Miller, who conducted the study, noted that the five Nordic countries scored so well because "their monolithic culture values reading. #Quote by Linda Åkeson McGurk
Math quotes by Nicholas Murray Butler
#95. The analytical geometry of Descartes and the calculus of Newton and Leibniz have expanded into the marvelous mathematical method-more daring than anything that the history of philosophy records-of Lobachevsky and Riemann, Gauss and Sylvester. Indeed, mathematics, the indispensable tool of the sciences, defying the senses to follow its splendid flights, is demonstrating today, as it never has been demonstrated before, the supremacy of the pure reason. #Quote by Nicholas Murray Butler
Math quotes by Susan Cain
#96. The New Groupthink is also practiced in our schools, via an increasingly popular method of instruction called "cooperative" or "small group" learning. In many elementary schools, the traditional rows of seats facing the teacher have been replaced with "pods" of four or more desks pushed together to facilitate countless group learning activities. Even subjects like math and creative writing, which would seem to depend on solo flights of thought, are often taught as group projects. In one fourth-grade classroom I visited, a big sign announced the "Rules for Group Work," including, YOU CAN'T ASK A TEACHER FOR HELP UNLESS EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP HAS THE SAME QUESTION. #Quote by Susan Cain
Math quotes by David Crane
#97. Plus, I was a math and science whiz from my first introduction to the subjects. #Quote by David Crane
Math quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#98. Whoever despises the high wisdom of mathematics nourishes himself on delusion and will never still the sophistic sciences whose only product is an eternal uproar. #Quote by Leonardo Da Vinci
Math quotes by Jodi Rell
#99. The best math lesson we can teach college students this year is to subtract a tuition increase and benefit from the dividends of higher education. #Quote by Jodi Rell
Math quotes by George Polya
#100. To teach effectively a teacher must develop a feeling for his subject; he cannot make his students sense its vitality if he does not sense it himself. He cannot share his enthusiasm when he has no enthusiasm to share. How he makes his point may be as important as the point he makes; he must personally feel it to be important. #Quote by George Polya
Math quotes by Jessica Lahey
#101. the ability to attend to a task and stick to long-term goals is the greatest predictor of success, greater than academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, test scores, and IQ. She calls this grit, and first discovered its power in the classroom, while teaching seventh-grade math. She left teaching to pursue research on her hunch, and her findings have changed the way educators perceive student potential. Gritty students succeed, and failure strengthens grit like no other crucible. #Quote by Jessica Lahey
Math quotes by Mary Kay Zuravleff
#102. Math-thinking, I would say, encourages flipping and substituting letters in words (in the novel, one of the boys double-majors in math and myth, for example, and his twin cracks a joke about the father's handwriting that morphs "cacography" into "dadography"). #Quote by Mary Kay Zuravleff
Math quotes by David Chang
#103. Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. #Quote by David Chang
Math quotes by Marnie Stern
#104. I was listening to a lot of math rock-y type bands do lots of complex stuff and I couldn't figure out how they were doing it. Then I realized that sometimes they were finger tapping, so I started messing around doing it. #Quote by Marnie Stern
Math quotes by George Lucas
#105. I'm not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living. #Quote by George Lucas
Math quotes by G.H. Hardy
#106. All analysts spend half their time hunting through the literature for inequalities which they want to use and cannot prove. #Quote by G.H. Hardy
Math quotes by Michael C. Reed
#107. Sex is the mathematics urge sublimated. #Quote by Michael C. Reed
Math quotes by George W. Bush
#108. Look, this is a man, he's got great numbers. He talks about numbers. I'm beginning to think not only did he invent the Internet, but he invented the calculator. It's fuzzy math. It's a scaring - trying to scare people in the voting booth. Under my tax plan, that he continues to criticize, I set a third - the federal government should take no more than a third of anybody's check. #Quote by George W. Bush
Math quotes by Shane Carruth
#109. When something is beautiful in math, everything is just perfectly lined up, and you see through sheer thought that something really beautiful can take place. #Quote by Shane Carruth
Math quotes by Charlie Sheen
#110. My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math. #Quote by Charlie Sheen
Math quotes by Johannes Kepler
#111. Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold; the second we may name a precious jewel. #Quote by Johannes Kepler
Math quotes by Bruno Mars
#112. Music is not math. It's science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion. #Quote by Bruno Mars
Math quotes by Ian Lamont
#113. In the online math class, there was almost no meaningful student/teacher or student/student interaction. To equate this type of online learning with a real-world classroom experience is a major stretch. #Quote by Ian Lamont
Math quotes by Camille Flammarion
#114. Always preoccupied with his profound researches, the great Newton showed in the ordinary-affairs of life an absence of mind which has become proverbial. It is related that one day, wishing to find the number of seconds necessary for the boiling of an egg, he perceived, after waiting a minute, that he held the egg in his hand, and had placed his seconds watch (an instrument of great value on account of its mathematical precision) to boil!
This absence of mind reminds one of the mathematician Ampere, who one day, as he was going to his course of lectures, noticed a little pebble on the road; he picked it up, and examined with admiration the mottled veins. All at once the lecture which he ought to be attending to returned to his mind; he drew out his watch; perceiving that the hour approached, he hastily doubled his pace, carefully placed the pebble in his pocket, and threw his watch over the parapet of the Pont des Arts. #Quote by Camille Flammarion
Math quotes by Ellen Goodman
#115. Who's counting? It was, of course, the minority who were counting. It always is. Most of the women I know today would dearly like to use their fingers and toes for some activity more enthralling than counting. They have been counting for so long. But the peculiar problem of the new math is that every time we stop adding, somebody starts subtracting. At the very least (the advanced students will understand this) the rate of increase slows ... The minority members of any group or profession have two answers: They can keep score or they can lose. #Quote by Ellen Goodman
Math quotes by Dave Hickey
#116. My mother was an economics professor. I'm proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that. #Quote by Dave Hickey
Math quotes by Terry Pratchett
#117. You Bastard was thinking: there seems to be some growing dimensional instability here, swinging from zero to nearly forty-five degrees by the look of it. How interesting. I wonder what's causing it? Let V equal 3. Let Tau equal Chi/4. cudcudcud Let Kappa/y be an Evil-Smelling-Bugger* (* Renowned as the greatest camel mathematician of all time, who invented a math of eight-dimensional space while lying down with his nostrils closed in a violent sandstorm.) differential tensor domain with four imaginary spin co-efficients ... #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Math quotes by John Edensor Littlewood
#118. A good mathematical joke is better, and better mathematics, than a dozen mediocre papers. #Quote by John Edensor Littlewood
Math quotes by Brigid Kemmerer
#119. If you want me to fix your homework, you need to leave me alone." Then he spotted her. "You're back."
"Yeah." She glanced between him and Gabriel. "You do his homework?"
"Just the math. It's a miracle he can count to ten."
"I can count to one." Gabriel gave him the finger. #Quote by Brigid Kemmerer
Math quotes by Hugo Rossi
#120. In the fall of 1972, President Nixon announced that the rate of increase of inflation was decreasing. This was the first time a president used the third derivative to advance his case for reelection. #Quote by Hugo Rossi
Math quotes by Jessica Bowman
#121. I exclusively attended public school ... And I can honestly say that on the day of my graduation, if you had given me a pop quiz on history, science, or math, I would have in no way been able to pass it - despite the fact that I completely understood it at the time that it had been 'taught' to me, and had even made a good 'grade' on it. #Quote by Jessica Bowman
Math quotes by George Spencer-Brown
#122. To arrive at the simplest truth, as Newton knew and practiced, requires years of contemplation. Not activity Not reasoning. Not calculating. Not busy behaviour of any kind. Not reading. Not talking. Not making an effort. Not thinking. Simply bearing in mind what it is one needs to know. #Quote by George Spencer-Brown
Math quotes by Paul Halmos
#123. Mathematics - this may surprise or shock some - is never deductive in creation. #Quote by Paul Halmos
Math quotes by Nikolai Lobachevsky
#124. There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world. #Quote by Nikolai Lobachevsky
Math quotes by Pete Docter
#125. You know there's always that kid in your class - and every class has one - the kid who draws all the time and is really good? That was not me. I was a lousy draftsman. But as soon as I figured out that I could make things come alive, like using the corners of my math book to make flipbooks, I was hooked. #Quote by Pete Docter
Math quotes by Ross Mathews
#126. I remember watching Regis and Kathie Lee interview celebrities, and my mom looked so happy. I just did the math. I wanted to make my mom happy, and I wanted to talk to celebrities. Basically, I wanted Kathie Lee's job! #Quote by Ross Mathews
Math quotes by Kelsey Grammer
#127. My math is never sharper as when I meet an old girlfriend with a kid. #Quote by Kelsey Grammer
Math quotes by Rachel Hartman
#128. For future reference: do not underestimate the seductive power of math. #Quote by Rachel Hartman
Math quotes by Bokeem Woodbine
#129. Music is math; music is spiritual. #Quote by Bokeem Woodbine
Math quotes by Paul Erdos
#130. God has the Big Book, the beautiful proofs of mathematical theorems are listed here. #Quote by Paul Erdos
Math quotes by Hermann Weyl
#131. The constructs of the mathematical mind are at the same time free and necessary. The individual mathematician feels free to define his notions and set up his axioms as he pleases. But the question is will he get his fellow mathematician interested in the constructs of his imagination. We cannot help the feeling that certain mathematical structures which have evolved through the combined efforts of the mathematical community bear the stamp of a necessity not affected by the accidents of their historical birth. #Quote by Hermann Weyl
Math quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#132. Mechanics is the paradise of the mathematical sciences because by means of it one comes to the fruits of mathematics. #Quote by Leonardo Da Vinci
Math quotes by Thomas L. Friedman
#133. So, at a minimum, our educational systems must be retooled to maximize these needed skills and attributes: strong fundamentals in writing, reading, coding, and math; creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration; grit, self-motivation, and lifelong learning habits; and entrepreneurship and improvisation - at every level. The #Quote by Thomas L. Friedman
Math quotes by George Polya
#134. The first rule of discovery is to have brains and good luck. The second rule of discovery is to sit tight and wait till you get a bright idea. #Quote by George Polya
Math quotes by Libba Bray
#135. In our travels, we have come across many equations
math for understanding the universe, for making music, for mapping stars, and also for tipping, which is important. Here is our favorite equation: Us plus Them equals All of Us. It is very simple math. Try it sometime. You probably won't even need a pencil. #Quote by Libba Bray
Math quotes by Edward Frenkel
#136. The laws of Nature are written in the language of mathematics. Math is a way to describe reality and figure out how the world works, a universal language that has become the gold standard of truth. In our world, increasingly driven by science and technology, mathematics is becoming, ever more, the source of power, wealth, and progress. Hence those who are fluent in this new language will be on the cutting edge of progress. #Quote by Edward Frenkel
Math quotes by Heather Vogel Frederick
#137. Math is "maths," an elevator is a "lift," a truck is a "lorry," a flashlight is a "torch," and "crisps" are what they call potato chips, while "chips" over here means French fries. Just as riding the double-decker buses thrills me, I get a thrill out of hearing people talk. #Quote by Heather Vogel Frederick
Math quotes by Paul Erdos
#138. When I was a child, the Earth was said to be two billion years old. Now scientists say it's four and a half billion. So that makes me two and a half billion. #Quote by Paul Erdos
Math quotes by Kelly Ripa
#139. If you're a waiter and you're waiting on me, you might get five percent, you might get seventy percent. It depends on how bad my math skills are that day. #Quote by Kelly Ripa
Math quotes by Edward Everett Hale
#140. In the pure mathematics we contemplate absolute truths which existed in the divine mind before the morning stars sang together, and which will continue to exist there when the last of their radiant host shall have fallen from heaven. #Quote by Edward Everett Hale
Math quotes by Haruki Murakami
#141. Math is like water. It has a lot of difficult theories, of course, but its basic logic is very simple. Just as water flows from high to low over the shortest possible distance, figures can only flow in one direction. You just have to keep your eye on them for the route to reveal itself. That's all it takes. You don't have to do a thing. Just concentrate your attention and keep your eyes open, and the figures make everything clear to you. In this whole, wide world, the only thing that treats me so kindly is math. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Math quotes by Marilyn Vos Savant
#142. The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth. #Quote by Marilyn Vos Savant
Math quotes by Martha Boles
#143. Teaching is a dialogue, and it is through the process of engaging students that we see ideas taken from the abstract and played out in concrete visual form. Students teach us about creativity through their personal responses to the limits we set, thus proving that reason and intuition are not antithetical. Their works give aesthetic visibility to mathematical ideas. #Quote by Martha Boles
Math quotes by Winston Churchill
#144. Logic is a poor guide compared with custom. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Math quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#145. All the traditional STEM fields, the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, are stoked when you dream big in an agency such as NASA. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Math quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#146. Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Math quotes by Al Sweigart
#147. Just like how Python comes with several modules like random, math, or time that provide additional functions for your programs, the Pygame framework includes several modules with functions for drawing graphics, playing sounds, handling mouse input, and other things. #Quote by Al Sweigart
Math quotes by Paul Erdos
#148. It will be another million years, at least, before we understand the primes. #Quote by Paul Erdos
Math quotes by Danica McKellar
#149. I love teaching online at my website and soon I'll be writing a math book. I love to teach math. I just don't have time for a full-time teaching gig. Acting is way too time-consuming. #Quote by Danica McKellar
Math quotes by Kary Mullis
#150. I went to high school in Columbia. I met my first wife, Richards, whom I married while I was working on a B.S. in chemistry at Georgia Tech. She bore Louise, and I studied. I learned most of the useful technical things - math, physics, chemistry - that I now use during those four years. #Quote by Kary Mullis
Math quotes by Nancy Spero
#151. I suppose I felt doomed to be an artist early on because of the way I drew all over the books that I needed for school, from ancient history to math. I was more interested in drawing in the margins than actually doing the work. #Quote by Nancy Spero
Math quotes by Lance Armstrong
#152. The Tour (de France) is essentially a math problem, a 2,000-mile race over three weeks that's sometimes won by a margin of a minute or less. How do you propel yourself through space on a bicycle, sometimes steeply uphill, at a speed sustainable for three weeks? Every second counts. #Quote by Lance Armstrong
Math quotes by Talib Kweli
#153. Do the math: You never settle for less than the whole if you knew the half. #Quote by Talib Kweli
Math quotes by Bill McKibben
#154. We can either save the planet from catastrophic warming, or protect fossil fuel CEOs. Not both. Do the math(s) #Quote by Bill McKibben
Math quotes by Rene Descartes
#155. Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Math quotes by Jessica Park
#156. Matt laughed. "Close. That was last year. This year it's Obsessive Deovtion to Fourier Analysis Theory and Applications. And my personal favorite, Quantum Physics II: Romantic Entanglements of Energy and Matter."
Julie turned her head to Matt. "You're a double major? Physics and math? Jesus ... "
"I know. Nerdy." He shrugged.
"No, I'm impressed. I'm just surprised your brains fit in your head."
"I was fitted with a specially desinged compression filter that allows excessive information to lie dormant until I need to access it. It's only the Beta version, so excuse any kinks that may appear. I really can't be held responsible. #Quote by Jessica Park
Math quotes by Cora Carmack
#157. Music wasn't complicated. It was math. #Quote by Cora Carmack
Math quotes by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
#158. When I was younger, I loved math. Everything about math. But in school, math now has letters. Like what does x equal? There are also long stories with characters, and although the story is supposed to end with some number, all the words block my path to getting there. #Quote by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Math quotes by Brenda Vicars
#159. Tilly and I stood, and she wrapped her arms around my waist and laid her head against my shoulder. Her soft little hands patted my back. The embrace was beyond her usual good-bye, and it filled me with awe at her intuitive ability to tune into my emotions. She couldn't read or do math or work through technical processes like most people her age, but she was always on the pulse-beat of the deep-down real things. #Quote by Brenda Vicars
Math quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#160. Language as putative science. -

The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world. The sculptor of language was not so modest as to believe that he was only giving things designations, he conceived rather that with words he was expressing supreame knowledge of things; language is, in fact, the first stage of occupation with science. Here, too, it is the belief that the truth has been found out of which the mightiest sources of energy have flowed. A great deal later - only now - it dawns on men that in their belief in language they have propagated a tremendous error. Happily, it is too late for the evolution of reason, which depends on this belief, to be put back. - Logic too depends on presuppositions with which nothing in the real world corresponds, for example on the presupposition that there are identical things, that the same thing is identical at different points of time: but this science came into existence through the opposite belief (that such conditions do obt #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Math quotes by Ken Robinson
#161. The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education. #Quote by Ken Robinson
Math quotes by Keith Devlin
#162. What makes it possible to learn advanced math fairly quickly is that the human brain is capable of learning to follow a given set of rules without understanding them, and apply them in an intelligent and useful fashion. Given sufficient practice, the brain eventually discovers (or creates) meaning in what began as a meaningless game. #Quote by Keith Devlin
Math quotes by Gordon Brown
#163. I did maths for a year at university. I don't think I was very good at it. And some people would say it shows. #Quote by Gordon Brown
Math quotes by Pierre-Simon Laplace
#164. Man follows only phantoms. #Quote by Pierre-Simon Laplace
Math quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#165. The electron is a theory we use; it is so useful in understanding the way nature works that we can almost call it real. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Math quotes by Mario J. Molina
#166. The first education to be a good chemist is to do well in high school science courses. Then, you go to college to really become a chemist. You want to take science and math. Those are the main things. #Quote by Mario J. Molina
Math quotes by Joanna Newsom
#167. In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms. I was really interested in the math that was involved and the strange live break ups. That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza. #Quote by Joanna Newsom
Math quotes by Flea
#168. Music is made up out of these building blocks. Studying how these blocks go together and what they consist of and the math of how it works - it's all the same stuff; it's just different aesthetics that we're talking about. #Quote by Flea
Math quotes by Douglas Conant
#169. Most people that derail as leaders in the corporate world, it's not because they couldn't do the math and calculate return on investment properly. The issues are communication and understanding. All of what typically would've been called the 'soft stuff.' You have to be authentic. You have to be dialed into the soft stuff. #Quote by Douglas Conant
Math quotes by Cathy McMorris Rodgers
#170. We need to tap the resource of current and retiring science and math professionals that have both content mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers. #Quote by Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Math quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#171. The merit of painting lies in the exactness of reproduction. Painting is a science and all sciences are based on mathematics. No human inquiry can be a science unless it pursues its path through mathematical exposition and demonstration. #Quote by Leonardo Da Vinci
Math quotes by Edmund Leach
#172. How can a modern anthropologist embark upon a generalization with any hope of arriving at a satisfactory conclusion? By thinking of the organizational ideas that are present in any society as a mathematical pattern. #Quote by Edmund Leach
Math quotes by Larry Ellison
#173. Building Oracle is like doing math puzzles as a kid. #Quote by Larry Ellison
Math quotes by James Harris Simons
#174. Why don't we have enough teachers of math and science in the public schools? One answer is well, if they knew the subject well, they'd also know enough to work for Google or Goldman Sachs or God knows where. #Quote by James Harris Simons
Math quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#175. No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Math quotes by Elif Batuman
#176. The thing with the Rolexes is amazing, amazing, Ivan wrote. Light, he said, seemed to sweep, but quantum theory said it ticked. Waves were the combination of sweeping and ticking. Could true sweeping ever happen on this Earth of ours? Maybe one could do sweeping math, og sweeping sex. Sweeping was beautiful, but powerless. Energy came from ticking - the capacity for rapid change. Immortality was sweeping. Lives coming and going, generations, years, minutes, seconds: all are on the fake Rolex. #Quote by Elif Batuman
Math quotes by Robert Turnbull
#177. There is a largeness about mathematics that transcends race and time; mathematics may humbly help in the market-place, but it also reaches to the stars. #Quote by Robert Turnbull
Math quotes by Diane Ravitch
#178. NAEP data show beyond question that test scores in reading and math have improved for almost every group of students over the past two decades; slowly and steadily in the case of reading, dramatically in the case of mathematics. Students know more and can do more in these two basic skills subjects now than they could twenty or forty years ago... So the next time you hear someone say that the system is "broken," that American students aren't as well educated as they used to be, that our schools are failing, tell that person the facts. #Quote by Diane Ravitch
Math quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#179. I couldn't picture myself with a boyfriend, but if I had to, I envisioned a nice normal guy who turned in his math homework on time and maybe even played rec baseball. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Math quotes by Kevin Systrom
#180. I was never as focused in math, science, computer science, etcetera, as the people who were best at it. I wanted to create amazing screensavers that did beautiful visualizations of music. It's like, "Oh, I have to learn computer science to do that." #Quote by Kevin Systrom
Math quotes by Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle
#181. Mathematicians are like lovers. Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from it a consequence which you must also grant him, and from this consequence another. #Quote by Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle
Math quotes by Danica McKellar
#182. In high school, a teacher once suggested that I be a math major in college. I thought, 'Me? You've got to be joking!' I mean, in junior high, I used to come home and cry because I was so afraid of my math homework. Seriously, I was terrified of math. #Quote by Danica McKellar
Math quotes by Stephenie Meyer
#183. My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn't like math;in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything. #Quote by Stephenie Meyer
Math quotes by Blaise Pascal
#184. Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Math quotes by Henry Hallett Dale
#185. Littlewood, on Hardy's own estimate, is the finest mathematician he has ever known. He was the man most likely to storm and smash a really deep and formidable problem; there was no one else who could command such a combination of insight, technique and power. #Quote by Henry Hallett Dale
Math quotes by Marisha Pessl
#186. Suddenly I was a kid in the hall standing outside my locker about to head to Math. But that was how it went sometimes, the English language, when you really needed it, crumbled to clay in your mouth. That's when all the real things were said. #Quote by Marisha Pessl
Math quotes by Christina Hendricks
#187. I thought, well, you might see curves there, but that's just a bone - so even if I lose weight that's not going to change anything. That's how I look. That's my shape. Do the math. #Quote by Christina Hendricks
Math quotes by William Raspberry
#188. It is a mistake to suppose that requiring the nonmathematical to take more advanced math courses will enhance their understanding and not merely exacerbate their sense of inadequacy. #Quote by William Raspberry
Math quotes by Allan Bloom
#189. Picture a thirteen-year-old boy sitting in the living room of his family home doing his math assignment while wearing his Walkman headphones or watching MTV. He enjoys the liberties hard won over centuries by the alliance of philosophic genius and political heroism, consecrated by the blood of martyrs; he is provided with comfort and leisure by the most productive economy ever known to mankind; science has penetrated the secrets of nature in order to provide him with the marvelous, lifelike electronic sound and image reproduction he is enjoying. And in what does progress culminate? A pubescent child whose body throbs with orgasmic rhythms; whose feelings are made articulate in hymns to the joys of onanism or the killing of parents; whose ambition is to win fame and wealth in imitating the drag-queen who makes the music. In short, life is made into a nonstop, commercially prepackaged masturbational fantasy. #Quote by Allan Bloom
Math quotes by William B. Irvine
#190. Psychologist Robert Zajonc takes this claim one step further: "For most decisions, it is extremely difficult to demonstrate that there has actually been any prior cognitive process whatsoever."28 It isn't that the decisions people make are irrational; it's that the process by which decisions are made are utterly unlike the step-by-step rational process that might be used to solve, say, a math problem. Decisions are typically made in the unconscious mind, by means of some unknown process. Indeed, #Quote by William B. Irvine
Math quotes by Mark Twain
#191. Figures don't lie, but liars figure. #Quote by Mark Twain
Math quotes by Eric Thomas
#192. Remember, a negative multiplied by a negative is only positive in maths, not in the real world #Quote by Eric Thomas
Math quotes by Danica McKellar
#193. It's such a diversion to be constantly thinking of better ways I can teach people math that my hunger is for that really, for new ways of translating the beauty of it. #Quote by Danica McKellar
Math quotes by Terry Pratchett
#194. It's not for nothing that advanced mathematics tend to be invented in hot countries. It's because of the morphic resonance of all the camels who have that disdainful expression and famous curled lip as a natural result of an ability to do quadratic equations. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Math quotes by David Hilbert
#195. No one shall expel us from the paradise which Cantor has created for us.

{Expressing the importance of Georg Cantor's set theory in the development of mathematics.} #Quote by David Hilbert
Math quotes by Hendrik Lenstra
#196. A math lecture without a proof is like a movie without a love scene. This talk has two proofs. #Quote by Hendrik Lenstra
Math quotes by Danica McKellar
#197. When girls are asking themselves 'Who am I?' for the first time and they hear all this bad PR about math, they think, 'Well, whoever I am, I'm not somebody who likes math.' #Quote by Danica McKellar
Math quotes by David Foster Wallace
#198. What Cantor's Diagonal Proof does is generate just such a number, which let's call R. The proof is both ingenious and beautiful-a total confirmation of art's compresence in pure math. First, have another look at the above table. We can let the integral value of R be whatever X we want; it doesn't matter. But now look at the table's very first row. We're going to make sure R's first post-decimal digit, a, is a different number from the table's a1. It's easy to do this even though we don't know what particular number a1 is: let's specify that a=(a1-1) unless a1 happens to be 0, in which case a=9. Now look at the table's second row, because we're going to do the same thing for R's second digit b: b=(b2-1), or b=9 if b2=0. This is how it works. We use the same procedure for R's third digit c and the table's c3, for d and d4, for e and e5, and so on, ad inf. Even though we can't really construct the whole R (just as we can't really finish the whole infinite table), we can still see that this real number R=X.abcdefhi... is going to be demonstrably different from every real number in the table. It will differ from the table's 1st Real in its first post-decimal digit, from the 2nd Real in its second digit, from the 3rd Real in its third digit,...and will, given the Diagonal Method here, differ from the table's Nth Real in its nth digit. Ergo R is not-cannot be-included in the above infinite table; ergo the infinite table is not exhaustive of all the real numbers; ergo (by the rules o #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Math quotes by Rosie O'Donnell
#199. I think there's no way they should have to teach [math] now. We have computers. We no longer need to know why 3x = 2y/4. #Quote by Rosie O'Donnell
Math quotes by John Green
#200. I hate the idea that, when it comes to books and learning, hard is often seen as the opposite of fun. It's strange to me that we should be so quick to give up on a book or a math problem when we are so willing to grapple, for centuries if necessary, with a single level of Angry Birds. #Quote by John Green

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