# Math Sayings and Quotes

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

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**Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind. **

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**Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. **

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**Math is sometimes called the science of patterns. **

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**Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can't do in the real world. **

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**But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius. **

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**Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty. **

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**Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit. **

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**The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. **

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**Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. **

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**As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. **

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**Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. **

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**Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense. **

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

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**Mathematics is written for mathematicians. **

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**Mathematics is the music of reason. **

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**Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. **

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**The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. **

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**In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. **

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**The mathematics is not there till we put it there. **

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**Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. **

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**You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality. **

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**The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality. **

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**The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language. **

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**Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. **

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**Math is the great equalizer. If you can do the numbers, the boys have to respect you. **

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**The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. **

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**In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it. **

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**Mathematics is like childhood diseases. The younger you get it, the better. **

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**Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences. **

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**The study of mathematics is, if an unprofitable, a perfectly harmless and innocent occupation. **