Monday, March 9, 2015

10 Quotes on Math

1. "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Alfréd Rényi

2. "Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself." - Sir Arthur Eddington

3. "Mathematics is about progress and adventure and emotion" - Cédric Villani

4. "Math is not about memorizing formulas. Math is about understanding the world." - Anonymous

5. "Mathematics is capable of an artistic excellence as great as that of any music, perhaps greater." - Bertrand Russell

6. "The essence of mathematics lies precisely in its freedom." - Georg Cantor

7. "Don't just read it; fight it! Ask your own questions, look for your own examples, discover your own proofs. Is the hypothesis necessary? Is the converse true? What happens in the classical special case? What about the degenerate cases? Where does the proof use the hypothesis?" - Paul Halmos

8. "Wherever there is number, there is beauty." - Diadochus Proclus

9. "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions." - Evan Esar

10. "But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius." - Marston Morse

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