God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it. - Andre Weil Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell. - Saint Augustine of Hippo Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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Can the difficulty of an exam be measured by how many bits of information a student would need to pass it This may not be so absurd in the encyclopedic subjects but in mathematics it doesn't make any sense since things follow from each other and, in principle, whoever knows the bases knows everything. All of the results of a mathematical theorem are in the axioms of mathematics in embryonic form, aren't they - Alfréd Rényi Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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What does this desire and this inability of ours proclaim to us but that there was once in man a genuine happiness, of which nothing now survives but the mark and the empty outline and this he vainly tries to fill from everything that lies around him, seeking from things that are not there the help that he does not get from those that are present Yet they are quite incapable of filling the gap, because this infinite gulf can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object - that is, God, Himself. He alone is man's veritable good, and since man has deserted Him it is a strange thing that there is nothing in nature that has not been capable of taking His place for man stars, sky, earth, elements, plants, cabbages, leeks, animals, insects, calves, serpents, fever, plague, war, famine, vices, adultery, incest. And since he has lost the true good, everything can equally appear to him as such - even his own destruction, though that is so contrary at once to God, to reason, and to nature. - Blaise Pascal Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful. - Martin Luther Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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The different branches of Arithmetic Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. - Lewis Carroll Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T. from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959. - John Nash Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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In some parts of life, like mathematics and science, yeah, I was a genius. I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by. - Steve Wozniak Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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The mathematics is not there till we put it there. - Arthur Eddington Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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Algebra reverses the relative importance of the factors in ordinary language. It is essentially a written language, and it endeavors to exemplify in its written structures the patterns which it is its purpose to convey. The pattern of the marks on paper is a particular instance of the pattern to be conveyed to thought. The algebraic method is our best approach to the expression of necessity, by reason of its reduction of accident to the ghostlike character of the real variable. - Alfred North Whitehead Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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The two programs are critical to keep the new nuclear plant momentum up and to support mathematics and science education to ensure a highly-trained work force to support our future. - John Kane Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics. - Aristotle Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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To be an abstraction does not mean that an entity is nothing. It merely means that its existence is only a factor of a more concrete element of nature. - Alfred North Whitehead Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Mathematics consists of proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way. - George Polyá Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. - Edwin Armstrong Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. - Francis Bacon Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there. - Charles Robert Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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The mathematical life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then, little will ever be accomplished. - Alfred Adler Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics. - Edsger W. Dijkstra Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race. - Charles Babbage Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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We often hear that mathematics consists mainly of 'proving theorems.' Is a writer's job mainly that of 'writing sentences' - Gian-carlo Rota Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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We come finally, however, to the relation of the ideal theory to real world, or 'real' probability. If he is consistent a man of the mathematical school washes his hands of applications. To someone who wants them he would say that the ideal system runs parallel to the usual theory 'If this is what you want, try it it is not my business to justify application of the system that can only be done by philosophizing I am a mathematician'. In practice he is apt to say 'try this if it works that will justify it'. But now he is not merely philosophizing he is committing the characteristic fallacy. Inductive experience that the system works is not evidence. - J. E. Littlewood Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone. - Albert J. Nock Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two mathematics and music. - Frank Capra Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good. - Don Van Vliet Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

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