Algebra Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old algebra quotes, algebra sayings, and algebra proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.     

John Ray

Algebra reverses the relative importance of the factors in ordinary language.     

Alfred North Whitehead

Algebra is but written geometry and geometry is but figured algebra.     

Sophie Germain

As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.     

Cokie Roberts

Algebra is generous; she often gives more than is asked of her.     

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Algebra goes to the heart of the matter at it ignores the casual nature of particular cases.     

Edward Charles Titchmarsh

Algebra is rich in structure but weak in meaning.     

Rene Thom

It's only in Algebra that two negatives make a positive.     

Charmaine J. Forde

Algebra is the intellectual instrument which has been created for rendering clear the quantitative aspects of the world.     

Alfred North Whitehead

Algebras are geometric facts which are proved.     

Omar Khayyam

Algebra is nothing more than geometry, in words; geometry is nothing more than Algebra, in pictures.      

Sophie Germain

An ounce of algebra is worth a ton of verbal argument.     

John B. S. Haldane

The human mind has never invented a labor-saving machine equal to algebra.     


The ordinary operations of algebra suffice to resolve problems in the theory of curves.     

Joseph-Louis Lagrange