mathematics

A Quote by Nicholaus Copernicus on mathematics

Mathematics is written for mathematicians.

Nicholaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543)

Source: De Revolutionibus.

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A Quote by Michael Crowe on mathematics

Revolutions never occur in mathematics.

Michael Crowe

Source: Historia Mathematica. 1975.

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A Quote by Max Dehn on mathematics

Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be presented in an entirely undogmatic way.

Max Dehn

Source: The Mathematical Intelligencer, v. 5, no. 2, 1983.

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A Quote by Martin Luther on mathematics, medicine, people, and theology

Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful.

Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

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A Quote by Martin Gardner on justice, mathematics, reality, and universe

Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality. That is that entire universe is made of matter, obviously. And matter is made of particles. It's made of electrons and neutrons and protons. So the entire universe is made out of particles. Now what are the particles made out of? They're not made out of anything. The only thing you can say about the reality of an electron is to cite its mathematical properties. So there's a sense in which matter has completely dissolved and what is left is just a mathematical structure.

Martin Gardner

Source: Gardner on Gardner: JPBM Communications Award Presentation. Focus-The Newsletter of the Mathematical Association of America v. 14, no. 6, December 1994.

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on beauty, imagination, logic, mathematics, needs, poetry, and science

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

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A Quote by Maria Goeppert Mayer on beginning, mathematics, mind, nature, and physics

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.

Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906 - 1972)

Source: J. Dash, Maria Goeppert-Mayer, A Life of One's Own.

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A Quote by Margaret Mitchell on difficulty, mathematics, and men

. . . She knew only that if she did or said thus-and-so, men would unerringly respond with the complimentary thus-and-so. It was like a mathematical formula and no more difficult, for mathematics was the one subject that had come easy to Scarlett in her schooldays.

Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)

Source: Gone With the Wind.

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A Quote by Malcolm X on argument, mathematics, mistakes, reason, and thought

I'm sorry to say that the subject I most disliked was mathematics. I have thought about it. I think the reason was that mathematics leaves no room for argument. If you made a mistake, that was all there was to it.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: Mascot.

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A Quote by M. Holt on beauty, difficulty, mathematics, thinking, and truth

The truth of the matter is that, though mathematics truth may be beauty, it can be only glimpsed after much hard thinking. Mathematics is difficult for many human minds to grasp because of its hierarchical structure: one thing builds on another and depends on it.

M. Holt

Source: Mathematics in a Changing World Walker, New York 1973.

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