Top 30 Mathematicians Quotes

We have collected the best Mathematicians Quotes by famous authors including Andre Weil, Stephen Cole Kleene, Ron Eglash, Andrew Wiles, Marcus du Sautoy and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but
First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.

Andre Weil
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
Mathematicians didn’t invent infinity until 1877. So they thought it was impossible that Africans could be using fractal geometry.

Ron Eglash
The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis.

Andrew Wiles
Artists realise that mathematicians have a way of looking at the world that can make them see things differently.

Marcus du Sautoy
Mathematicians are fairly cheap.

Terence Tao
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
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
I knew a lot of black scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, and female mathematicians and engineers, women of all backgrounds. So this idea that anyone could be an engineer, a mathematician, or whatever, was something that I had grown up with and thought was really normal.

Margot Lee Shetterly
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
I like to move among painters, mathematicians, psychologists, people who can tell me something.

George Woodcock
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
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
Female physicists, astronomers and mathematicians are up against more than 2,000 years of convention that has long portrayed these fields as inherently male.

Margaret Wertheim
The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.

Felix Klein
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
Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.

Edsger Dijkstra
Mathematicians are born, not made.

Henri Poincare
I worked in a number of high schools in New York, and I wound up at Stuyvesant High School, which is known nationally for producing brilliant scientists and mathematicians, but I had writing classes. I thought I was teaching. They thought I was teaching, but I was learning.

Frank McCourt
A dead tree, cut into planks and read from one end to the other, is a kind of line graph, with dates down one side and height along the other, as if trees, like mathematicians, had found a way of turning time into form.

Alice Oswald
Most of all, a good maths education encourages students to embrace difficult problems, not shy away from them. In my opinion, the problem is that most UK secondary schools don’t stretch good mathematicians and therefore fail to turn them into excellent mathematicians.

Simon Singh
Mathematicians don’t like it when they’re associated with mental illness and sort of bristle when you say that they can’t get along socially, that they’re not good with people.

Ethan Canin
Most students who take math classes aren’t going to be mathematicians. They’re going to be engineers, statisticians – in many ways, that’s the more important mission of math education.

Terence Tao
Mathematicians aren’t satisfied because they know there are no solutions up to four million or four billion, they really want to know that there are no solutions up to infinity.

Andrew Wiles
The Internet gives you access to a lot of material, and it’s fun to sit and read. I go to something like Wikipedia and look at different topics… I find the subject fascinating. I like to read about concepts and mathematicians.

Viswanathan Anand
Physicists and mathematicians regularly invade other fields but other fields do not invade theirs so we can see which fields are hardest for very talented people.

Dominic Cummings
Mathematicians are always playing tricks on each other. They’re always pulling jokes on each other.

Jeremy Irons
Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules… Mathematicians are more like classical composers.

Brian Greene
Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems – they love a challenge.

Andrew Wiles
Nature never uses prime numbers. But mathematicians do.

Frank Drake