Nature is written in mathematical language - Galileo Galilei

25 Most Notable and Wise Quotes about Mathematics

There is great intrinsic value in mathematics: 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.

The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy and share with your friends!

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


(384 – 322 BC, Greek philosopher)

Mathematics is the door
and key to the sciences.

Roger Bacon

(c. 1214 – 1294, English philosopher and Franciscan friar)

Math Quote: If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is - John von Neumann

Nature is written
in mathematical language.

Galileo Galilei

(1564 – 1642, Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer)

Mathematicians are [like]
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)

Mathematics is
the queen of sciences
and arithmetic is
the queen of mathematics.

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß

(1777 – 1855, German mathematician and scientist)

The study of mathematics,
like the Nile,
begins in minuteness
but ends in magnificence.

Charles Caleb Colton

(1780 – 1832, English cleric, writer and collector)

Mathematics is the science of
what is clear by itself.

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

(1804 – 1851, German mathematician)

It is easier
to square the circle
than to get round
a mathematician.

Augustus De Morgan

(1806 – 1871, British mathematician and logician)

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