Math Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old math quotes, math sayings, and math proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind. Danica Mckellar
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. Albert Einstein
Math is sometimes called the science of patterns. Ronald Graham
Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can't do in the real world. Marcus Du Sautoy
But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius. Harold Marston Morse
Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty. Deepak Chopra
Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit. Stefan Banach
The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. Bertrand Russell
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. Bertrand Russell
Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense. William Thomson
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. David Hilbert
Mathematics is written for mathematicians. Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematics is the music of reason. James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. Stendhal
The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. Paul Halmos
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. Johann Von Neumann
The mathematics is not there till we put it there. Sir Arthur Eddington
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. Bertrand Russell
You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality. Hermann Weyl
The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality. David Hilbert
The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language. Marcus Du Sautoy
Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. David Hilbert
Math is the great equalizer. If you can do the numbers, the boys have to respect you. Audrey Maclean
The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. Charles Caleb Colton
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it. Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor
Mathematics is like childhood diseases. The younger you get it, the better. Arnold Sommerfeld
Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences. Galileo Galilei
The study of mathematics is, if an unprofitable, a perfectly harmless and innocent occupation. G. H. Hardy