Mathematics By Mathematicians Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, G. H. Hardy, Roger Ascham, Alfred Adler, Paul Halmos, Martin Gardner and many others.

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns.

Mathematical Mark all mathematical heads, which be only and wholly bent to those sciences, how solitary they be themselves, how unfit to live with others, and how unapt to serve in the world.

In the company of friends, writers can discuss their books, economists the state of the economy, lawyers their latest cases, and businessmen their latest acquisitions, but mathematicians cannot discuss their mathematics at all. And the more profound their work, the less understandable it is.

Mathematics is not a deductive science – that’s a clichГ©. 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.

Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality.

Mathematics – the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs.

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.

I was x years old in the year x2.

Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way.

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. “Immortality” may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.

Mathematicians do not study objects, but the relations between objects.

There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.

I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.

The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.