
Dante Alighieri (12651321)
Mathematics is no taint of error and most certain in itself.

Eric Temple Bell (18831960)
It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics that separates it from other sciences with a disconcerting immortality.

Ian Stewart (19381985)
The craft of the mathematical tools are a pen and paper: as a result, no mathematician takes them with him, and should always borrow a pen and write on a napkin.

John Arbuthnot (16671735)
Mathematical knowledge adds vigor to the mind, and freedom from prejudice, superstition and credulity.

Vladimir Arnold (19372010)
Mathematics is the part of physics where experiments are cheap.

Roger Bacon (12141294)
The things of this world can not be known without the knowledge of mathematics.

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.

Eric Temple Bell (18831960)
Of course' it is the most dangerous word in mathematics.

Hermann Broch (18861951)
Mathematics is a kind of desperate act of the human spirit ... in and of itself it we must not, of course, but it's kind of honesty island.

Ennio De Giorgi (19281996)
At the beginning and at the end we have the mystery. We could say that we have the plan of God. In this mystery mathematics brings us closer, not penetrate it.

Antonio Ambrosetti (1944)
Even in mathematics it takes place a gradual development of knowledge that takes research to make strides. But there is always some results that escapes us and that will be proven in the future probably.

Hermann Hankel (18391873)
Mathematics is a science made by human beings, and therefore every time, just as every people has its own spirit.

Edward Titchmarsh (18991963)
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 as Newton, Euler, Gauss, and Riemann; few careers may have been the most satisfying of them. They have contributed to the human intellect something that will last more than great literature, because it is language independent.

Fernando Pessoa (18881935)
The binomial of Newton is as beautiful as the Venus of Milo, too bad that few noticing.

Eugene Wigner (19021995)
The language of mathematics is effective unreasonably in the natural sciences [...] a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (18891951)
The mathematician does not discover: he invents.

Jerry P. King
The real value of mathematics lies outside the activities of every day.

Donal O’Shea (1952)
In mathematics, the revolutions are silent events. No clash, no fuss. The news is communicated in some blurb well away from the front pages.

Georg Cantor (18451918)
In particular, introducing new numbers, math has the sole obligation to give the definitions of them, by means of which will be given a definable and, if circumstances permit, such a relationship with respect to the old numbers that in some cases They will undoubtedly be distinguishable from other numbers.

Georg Cantor (18451918)
The essence of mathematics is its freedom.

Giordano Bruno (15481600)
Mathematics, which teaches us to make abstraction from matter, by bike and by time, enables us to understand and contemplate the intelligible species.

William S. Anglin (1949)
The math is not in perfect running order along a course mackerel and right, but it is a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. The penalty should be a signal to the historian that the maps were drawn and the real explorers have gone elsewhere.

Lenin (18701924)
Mathematics can explore the fourth dimension and the world of what is possible, but the Tsar can only be reversed in the third dimension.

Bertrand Russell (18721970)
Mathematics may be defined as the science in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we say is true.

Novalis (17721801)
Mathematics is the Life of the Gods.

Richard Feynman (19181988)
Mathematics is the language [...] more logical.

Eugène Ionesco (19091994)
Mathematics is mortal enemy of memory  excellent in other fields  but nefarious arithmetically speaking.

Willard Gibbs (18391903)
Mathematics is a language.

Ennio De Giorgi (19281996)
Mathematics is one of the most significant manifestations of the love of wisdom. As such it is characterized on the one hand by a great freedom, the other from the intuition that the world is made of things visible and invisible, and mathematics has perhaps an ability, unique among the other sciences, to pass from the observation of visible things imagination of things unseen. Perhaps this is the secret of the strength of mathematics.

Sergio Ricossa (19272016)
Mathematics, alas, lends itself to low blows. There is a "mathematical terrorism", that is to scare the opponent by shooting against gusts of equations, derivatives, integrals, logarithms, matrices, theorems and corollaries.

Bertrand Russell (18721970)
Mathematics, seen in the right light, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty  a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.

Galileo Galilei (15641642)
Math is the alphabet in which God wrote the universe.

Alfred W. Adler (18701937)
The life of a mathematical mathematics is short. It's rare that you produce the best results after 2530 years. If you have produced little until then, it will continue to produce little.

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 [...].

Aner Shalev (1958)
I like [...] freedom of mathematics. If physical or chemical studies must describe the real world. But in mathematics you can build your structures. You can walk in worlds created by the imagination of the people. You are not tied to the real world. It's like being God in a sense. You can create worlds, and study them. I think it is a combination of beauty, imagination and freedom.

Martin Gardner (19142010)
Not only mathematics is real, but it is the only reality.

Paul Wühr (1927)
[...] provides with deadly
security
because he has not questioned
poetry
to flood
of numbers.

Leonardo da Vinci (14521519)
O investigating, studied mathematics, and not built without foundations.

Alfred W. Adler (18701937)
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.

Alfred Marshall (18421924)
First, it uses mathematics as a shorthand language, rather, that as the spring of the research; second, cleave to mathematics only as long as you come to the results; third, then translate the language in good results; Fourth, illustrali with examples these are important and affecting the real life; fifth, then it burns the math; Sixth, if the point fourth fails you, it burns everything.