# Mathematics Proverbs

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**Mathematics Proverbs**

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.

Christopher ColumbusIt is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

H. L. MenckenBut there is another reason for the high repute of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.

Albert EinsteinHow 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 EinsteinI don't believe in mathematics.

Albert EinsteinMathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.

Albert EinsteinThere should be no such thing as boring mathematics.

Edsger DijkstraMathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.

Galileo GalileiAs 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 EinsteinIf I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.

Galileo GalileiBut the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.

Albert EinsteinOne Crucifixion is recorded -- only --

How many be

Is not affirmed of Mathematics --

Or History --

One Calvary -- exhibited to Stranger --

As many be

As persons -- or Peninsulas --

Gethsemane --

Is but a Province -- in the Being's Centre --

Judea --

For Journey -- or Crusade's Achieving --

Too near --

Our Lord -- indeed -- made Compound Witness --

And yet --

There's newer -- nearer Crucifixion

Than That --

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.

Edsger DijkstraMathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.

StendhalI went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.

Frank WilczekProof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

Sir Arthur EddingtonI have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

Plato