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  • Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.

    Eric Temple Bell (1938). “The queen of the sciences”
  • If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

    Believe   Math   Simple  
    John von Neumann's remarks as keynote speaker at the first national meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery (1947) as quoted in "Archaeology of computers: Reminiscences, 1945-1947" by Franz L. Alt, Communications of the ACM, Volume 15, Issue 7, special issue: Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Association for Computing Machinery (p. 694), July 1972.
  • Nothing enrages me more than when people criticize my criticism of school by telling me that schools are not just places to learn maths and spelling, they are places where children learn a vaguely defined thing called socialization...I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities.

  • But in the new (math) approach, the important thing is to understand what you're doing, rather than to get the right answer.

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

    George Pólya (1968). “Mathematical discovery: on understanding, learning, and teaching problem solving”
  • Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

    Education   Wise   Clever  
    Confucius (2014). “Confucian Analects”, p.9, Simon and Schuster
  • Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.

    Learning   Math   Fishing  
    'The Compleat Angler' (1653) 'Epistle to the Reader'
  • It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

    "Conducting Meaningful Interpretation: A Field Guide for Success". Book by Alan E. Wilkinson, p. 154, 2006.
  • Mathematics is not a deductive science - that's a cliché. 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.

    Math   Science   Errors  
    "I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography". Book by Paul Halmos, 1985.
  • Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.

    Math   Hands   Numbers  
    Carl Sandburg, Frances Schoonmaker Bolin (1995). “Carl Sandburg”, p.17, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.

    Math   Simple   Games  
  • I am persuaded that this method [for calculating the volume of a sphere] will be of no little service to mathematics. For I foresee that once it is understood and established, it will be used to discover other theorems which have not yet occurred to me, by other mathematicians, now living or yet unborn.

  • I think that great programming is not all that dissimilar to great art. Once you start thinking in concepts of programming it makes you a better person...as does learning a foreign language, as does learning math, as does learning how to read.

    Art   Math   Thinking  
  • Where there is matter, there is geometry.

    Math   Science   Matter  
  • How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.

    "Personal Quotes/ Biography". www.imdb.com.
  • Mathematics is like draughts in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.

    Plato   Math   Amusing  
  • Geometry is the foundation of all painting.

  • Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

    George Washington Carver, Gary R. Kremer (1991). “George Washington Carver: In His Own Words”, p.62, University of Missouri Press
  • Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.

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

    Learning   Math   Way  
  • We could use up two Eternities in learning all that is to be learned about our own world and the thousands of nations that have arisen and flourished and vanished from it. Mathematics alone would occupy me eight million years.

    Math   Science   Eight  
    Mark Twain (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Mark Twain (Illustrated)”, p.8549, Delphi Classics
  • Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.

    Art   Science   Math  
    Henri Poincare (2012). “The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare”, p.622, Modern Library
  • The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. That tenet is the foundation of the do-it-yourself, Socratic, or Texas method.

    P.R. Halmos, Paul Richard Halmos (1982). “A Hilbert Space Problem Book”, p.7, Springer Science & Business Media
  • We never know what we are talking about.

    Karl Popper (2005). “Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography”, p.26, Routledge
  • Mathematics is not a deductive science - that's a cliché... What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.

    "I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography". Book by Paul Halmos, 1985.
  • Teaching is the royal road to learning.

    Jessamyn West (1979). “The life I really lived: a novel”, Harcourt
  • Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.

    Math   Judging   Decision  
    Tobias Dantzig (2005). “Number: The Language of Science”, Dutton Juvenile
  • The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.

    Charles Caleb Colton (1824). “Lacon, Or, Many Things in a Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think”, p.164
  • Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best, he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear his shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.

    Learning   Math   Shoes  
    Time Enough for Love "Intermission" (1973)
  • Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.

    Math   Numbers   Pigeons  
    Carl Sandburg, Frances Schoonmaker Bolin (1995). “Carl Sandburg”, p.17, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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