There is great intrinsic value in maths: Nothing is as straightforward and honest.
If you make a mistake at the outset then everything else you build on this false foundation will be wrong as well. Nevertheless, there is no mistake which cannot be rectified. This is the beauty of maths!
This compilation contains 25 of the best quotes related to mathematics. They are very notable sayings, several of them even analogies for life itself. Enjoy!
order, symmetry, and limitation;
and these are the greatest forms
of the beautiful.
(384-322 BC, Greek philosopher)
and key to the sciences.
(c. 1214-1294, English philosopher and Franciscan friar)
in mathematical language.
(1564-1642, Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer)
a sort of Frenchmen;
if you talk to them,
they translate it into their own language,
and then it is immediately
something quite different.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1832, German novelist, dramatist, poet, humanist, and philosopher)
the queen of sciences
and arithmetic is
the queen of mathematics.
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß
(1777-1855, German mathematician and scientist)
like the Nile,
begins in minuteness
but ends in magnificence.
Charles Caleb Colton
(1780-1832, English cleric, writer and collector)
what is clear by itself.
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
(1804-1851, German mathematician)