Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so amazing. The rules that we set at the beginning seem ordinary and inevitable, but it is impossible to predict their consequences. They were found only after long studies, that extended for centuries. Much of our knowledge is due to relatively few mathematicians such […]

Alfred W. Adler (1870-1937)

Every generation has a bunch of great mathematicians, and mathematics would not even notice the absence of the other. They are useful as teachers, and their research they do not hurt anyone, but it does not have any importance. A mathematician is a great or not is none.

Pope Benedict XVI (1927-)

But if nature is really structured with a mathematical language and mathematics invented by man can come to understand it, this means that something extraordinary occurred: the objective structure of the universe and the intellectual structure of the human subject coincide […].

Claudio Bartocci (1962-)

The literature and mathematics are nothing but mirrors in each of which the truth – or, to use a less demanding, the variety of the universe – is reflected only in a partial way.