Funny Math Sayings and Quotes

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

Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.     

Carl Sandburg

Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems, I'm tired of solving them for you.     


I am still waiting for the day I'll use mathematics integration in real Life.     

Derrick Obedgiu

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.     

David Hilbert

That awkward moment when you finish a math problem and your answer isn't even one of the choices.     

Ritu Ghatourey

Math is fun, it teaches you life and death information, like when you're cold, you should go to a corner since it's 90 degrees there.     


If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.     

Paul Harvey

But in the new (math) approach, the important thing is to understand what you're doing, rather than to get the right answer.     

Tom Lehrer

Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.     

Carl Sandburg

Mathematics is not a deductive science that's a cliché. When you try to prove a theorem, you don't just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.     

Paul Halmos