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Mathematics Quotes
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Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein
Mathematics
Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe.
Kurt Vonnegut
Hocus Pocus
People
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Universe
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Reading
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Mathematics
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein
Sidelights on Relativity
Mathematics
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Reality
One reason why mathematics enjoys special esteem, above all other sciences, is that its laws are absolutely certain and indisputable, while those of other sciences are to some extent debatable and in constant danger of being overthrown by newly discovered facts.
Albert Einstein
Sidelights on Relativity
Mathematics
No human research can be called true science unless it can be mathematically proved.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Mathematics
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Logic
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Science
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
Galileo Galilei
Mathematics
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God
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Language
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Universe
Let no man who is not a Mathematician read the elements of my work.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Work
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Reading
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Mathematics
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People
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. One seeks the most general ideas of operation which will bring together in simple, logical and unified form the largest possible circle of formal relationships. In this effort toward logical beauty spiritual formulas are discovered necessary for the deeper penetration into the laws of nature.
Albert Einstein
Obituary for Emmy Noether
Mathematics
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Logic
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Nature
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Albert Einstein
Equation
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Mathematics
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Politics
Among all the studies of natural causes and reasons Light chiefly delights the beholder; and among the great features of Mathematics the certainty of its demonstrations is what preeminently (tends to) elevate the mind of the investigator. Perspective, therefore, must be preferred to all the discourses and systems of human learning. In this branch [of science] the beam of light is explained on those methods of demonstration which form the glory not so much of Mathematics as of Physics and are graced with the flowers of both.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Light
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Mathematics
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Physics
Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
Stephen Hawking
Equation
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Mathematics
The smallest natural point is larger than all mathematical points, and this is proved because the natural point has continuity, and any thing that is continuous is infinitely divisible; but the mathematical point is indivisible because it has no size.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Point
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Mathematics
There is no certainty in sciences where one of the mathematical sciences cannot be applied, or which are not in relation with these mathematics.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Certainty
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Science
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Mathematics
How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought which is independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality? Is human reason, then, without experience, merely by taking thought, able to fathom the properties of real things?
Albert Einstein
Sidelights on Relativity
Mathematics
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Reality
Mechanics is the paradise of the mathematical sciences because by means of it one comes to the fruits of mathematics.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Mechanics
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Mathematics
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Fruit
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Paradise
Amid the vastness of the things among which we live, the existence of nothingness holds the first place; its function extends over all things that have no existence, and its essence, as regards time, lies precisely between the past and the future, and has nothing in the present. This nothingness has the part equal to the whole, and the whole to the part, the divisible to the indivisible; and the product of the sum is the same whether we divide or multiply, and in addition as in subtraction; as is proved by arithmeticians by their tenth figure which represents zero; and its power has not extension among the things of Nature.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Mathematics
Philosophy is written in this grand book— I mean the universe— which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth.
Galileo Galilei
Philosophy
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Book
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Universe
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Mathematics
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Language
The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers.
Bill Gates
The Road Ahead
Mathematics
The great book of nature is written in mathematical symbols.
Galileo Galilei
Book
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Nature
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Mathematics
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Symbol
Our future rates of gain will fall far short of those achieved in the past. Berkshire's capital base is now simply too large to allow us to earn truly outsized returns. If you believe otherwise, you should consider a career in sales but avoid one in mathematics (bearing in mind that there are really only three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can't).
Warren Buffett
1998 Chairman's Letter to Shareholders.
Return
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Mathematics
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