If it doesn’t add up, have a look at these proverbs and quotes about mathematics.



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Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.

Frank Capra

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.

Roger Bacon

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

Unknown author

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.

Phil Pastoret

In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics.

Stephen Hawking

It is generally recognized that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multitasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics. It is not politically correct to say such things. ... But it cannot be denied that there are differences between men and women. Of course, these are differences between the averages only. There are wide variations about the mean.

Stephen Hawking

Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.

Danica Mckellar

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

Math is sometimes called the science of patterns.

Ronald Graham

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

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.

Stefan Banach

Mathematics is the music of reason.

James Joseph Sylvester

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

Albert Einstein

Remember your math: an anecdote is not a trend.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education.

Ken Robinson

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.

S. Gudder

The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.


While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.

Stephen Hawking

Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.

Shakuntala Devi

You can be creative in anything - in math, science, engineering, philosophy - as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.

Ken Robinson

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