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Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.
Marston Morse
Beauty
Mathematics
Down
Result
I don't think that everyone should become a mathematician, but I do believe that many students don't give mathematics a real chance.
Maryam Mirzakhani
Mathematics
Believe
Chance
Think
May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.
James Joseph Sylvester
Life
Music
Mathematics
Dream
The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.
Edsger Dijkstra
Mathematics
Step
Elegance
Go
I am not a mathematician, but I was aware that for centuries, mathematics was considered the queen of the sciences because it claimed certainty. It was grounded on some fundamental certainties - axioms - that led to others.
Tom Stoppard
Mathematics
I Am
Queen
Some
There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.
Daniel Bernoulli
Knowledge
Philosophy
Profit
Get
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Plato
Capable
Who
Ever
Reasoning
You don't have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
You
Feel
Numbers
I have written a book called 'In the Wonderland of Numbers.' It's about a young girl, Neha, who is very poor in mathematics, but in a series of illusory experiences, she becomes a great mathematician.
Shakuntala Devi
Mathematics
Girl
Great
Book
I found what I was looking for at Langley. This was what a research mathematician did. I went to work every day for 33 years happy. Never did I get up and say I don't want to go to work.
Katherine Johnson
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I am not enough of a mathematician to be able to judge either the well-foundedness or the limits of relativity in physics.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I Am
Judge
Limits
Enough
I've always considered myself more of a mathematician than a psychologist.
Alan Greenspan
Myself
Always
More
Than
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Impossible
Doubt
Lawyers
Mean
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Soul
Impossible
Being
Without
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
G. H. Hardy
Ideas
Permanent
Like
Poet
Every intelligent person, whether he's an artist or not - a mathematician, a doctor, a scientist - possesses a poetic way of seeing and describing the world.
Yehuda Amichai
Doctor
World
Way
Artist
Leonardo Fibonacci, the great 13th century Italian mathematician (1175-1250) created the 'Fibonacci sequence' to explain behavior in nature mathematically. History has it that the first question he posed was how many rabbits would be created in one year starting with one pair.
Rick Santelli
Nature
History
Great
Behavior
Dr. Karel Culik is an outstanding applied mathematician, a specialist in algebra, logic, computer sciences and mathematical linguistics. In 1965, he visited the linguistics research program at MIT, and we have worked together on several projects since.
Noam Chomsky
Together
Research
Logic
He
I was a mathematician by nature, and still am - I just knew I didn't want to be a mathematician. So I decided not to take any mathematics courses.
Stephen Sondheim
Nature
Mathematics
Want
Just
No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.
Jacques Derrida
Angry
Language
Understand
Someone
My dad was a mathematician and worked for New York City as a statistician. My mom was an accountant and eventually started her own business in her mid-40s. She linked manufacturers in Taiwan to companies in the United States that needed those types of products.
Lisa Su
Business
City
Mom
Dad
For a physicist or a mathematician, the most symmetrical object you could think about would be a sphere, because it looks identical no matter what you do to it, however you rotate it in any given direction.
Lawrence M. Krauss
You
Think
Looks
Direction
A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
G. H. Hardy
Ideas
Permanent
Like
Poet
A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories.
Stefan Banach
Best
Better
Person
See
One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one who can see analogies between analogies.
Stefan Banach
See
Imagine
Who
Ultimate
Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes. It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different.
Gordon Brown
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