It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation. Carl Friedrich Gauss German Mathematician More Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes 0

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders. Carl Friedrich Gauss German Mathematician More Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes 0

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness. E. T. Bell Scottish Mathematician More E. T. Bell Quotes 0

The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions. Alonzo Church American Mathematician More Alonzo Church Quotes 0

It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth. Daniel Bernoulli Dutch Mathematician More Daniel Bernoulli Quotes 0

Mathematics is written for mathematicians. Nicolaus Copernicus Polish Scientist More Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes 0

Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof. Nicolaus Copernicus Polish Scientist More Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes 0

Many mathematicians derive part of their self-esteem by feeling themselves the proud heirs of a long tradition of rational thinking; I am afraid they idealize their cultural ancestors. Edsger Dijkstra Dutch Scientist More Edsger Dijkstra Quotes 0

Mathematicians are like managers - they want improvement without change. Edsger Dijkstra Dutch Scientist More Edsger Dijkstra Quotes 0

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians. Edsger Dijkstra Dutch Scientist More Edsger Dijkstra Quotes 0

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about. Clifford Geertz American Scientist More Clifford Geertz Quotes 0

Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers. Brian Greene American Physicist More Brian Greene Quotes 0

The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. Graham Greene British Playwright More Graham Greene Quotes 0

Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for 500 years. Charles Hermite French Mathematician More Charles Hermite Quotes 0

As I say, there was this movement to try to bring philosophers and mathematicians together into an organization where they would talk to each other. An organization wasn't effective unless you had a journal. That's about all I know. Stephen Cole Kleene American Mathematician More Stephen Cole Kleene Quotes 0

For example, the philosophers who were interested in logic were probably rather logical for mathematicians. But the ASL got us together, so we could talk to each other and publish in the same journal. Stephen Cole Kleene American Mathematician More Stephen Cole Kleene Quotes 0

The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure. Felix Klein German Mathematician More Felix Klein Quotes 0

Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough to last for the rest of their lives. They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way. Benoit Mandelbrot French Mathematician More Benoit Mandelbrot Quotes 0

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express. James C. Maxwell Scottish Mathematician More James C. Maxwell Quotes 0

As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable. Abraham Robinson German Mathematician More Abraham Robinson Quotes 0

Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects. Henri Poincare French Mathematician More Henri Poincare Quotes 0

Need we add that mathematicians themselves are not infallible? Henri Poincare French Mathematician More Henri Poincare Quotes 0

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people. Andre Weil French Mathematician More Andre Weil Quotes 0

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0