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A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't read more

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.

I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide

to take no more mathematics courses. They might read more

I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide

to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear

the sound of closing doors. Everybody a mathematician?

Revolutions never occur in mathematics.

Revolutions never occur in mathematics.

Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists

nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.

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Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists

nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.

[Fr., Entre le penis et les mathematiques . . . il n'existe rien.

Rien! C'est le vide.]

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

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

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of

human thought independent of experience, is so read more

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of

human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted

to the objects of reality?

One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its

thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into read more

One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its

thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful

theories.