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    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?

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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
certain, and as far as they read more

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to
reality.

by Max Wilhelm Dehn Found in: Mathematics Quotes,
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It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated
observation, that mathematics is a human invention.

It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated
observation, that mathematics is a human invention.

by P. W. Bridgman Found in: Mathematics Quotes,
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It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which
marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other read more

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which
marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other
sciences.

by Roger Bacon Found in: Mathematics Quotes,
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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.]

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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.

by Philip J. Davis Found in: Mathematics Quotes,
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Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be
presented in an entirely undogmatic way.

Mathematics is the only instructional material that can be
presented in an entirely undogmatic way.

by Max Wilhelm Dehn Found in: Mathematics Quotes,
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Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes

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The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics

by Plato Found in: Mathematics Quotes,
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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry,
and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the
beautiful.

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry,
and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the
beautiful.

by Aristotle Found in: Mathematics Quotes,
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