**Francis Bacon**

*Knowledge is power.*

*For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known,
for knowledge is the image of existance. *

**E. T. Bell**

*Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.*

**G. Cantor**

* The essense of mathematics resides in its freedom. *

**D'Alembert**

*Algebra is generous; she often gives more than is asked of her. *

**Descartes**

*I think, therefore I am*

**M. C. Escher**

* He who wonders, discovers that this in itself is a wonder. *

**Albert Einstein**

*Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not
simpler. *

*Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.*

*Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics,
I can assure you that mine are still greater. *

*If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called
research, would it?*

**Galileo Galilei**

*In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not
worth the humble reasoning of an individual.*

*The Universe is a grand book which cannot be read until one
first learns to comprehend the language and become familiar with
the characters in which it is composed. That language is mathematics.
*

*You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him
find it within himself.*

**Gauss**

*Mathematics is the queen of the sciences, and number theory is
the queen of mathematics.*

**Omar Khayyam**(Early Persian Mathematician and poet)

*The Moving Hand writes, and having writ,
Moves on; not all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.*

**Werner Heisenberg**

*I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato.
In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the
ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed
unambiguously only in mathematical language.*

**David Hilbert**

*The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the
spirit of man.*

**John Locke**

*Logic is the anatomy of thought.*

**Thomas Mann**

*I tell them if they will occupy themselves with the study
of mathematics they will find in it the best remedy against
the sins of the flesh.*
(Commentary: Well, not quite!)

**Issac Newton**

*I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem
to have been only a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting
myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or
a prettier sea shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth
lay all undiscovered before me.*

*If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have
stood on the shoulders of giants.*

**Plato**

*Geometry existed before creation.*

*He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant that
the diagonal of a square is incommensurate with its side.*

**Jules Henri Poincare**(Father of Algebraic Topology)

*To doubt everything or to believe everything are two
equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of
reflection. *

*Science is built with facts, as a house is with stones.
But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of
stones is a house.*

*It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not
to foresee at all.*

*The scientist does not study Nature because it is
useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights
in it because it is beautiful. If Nature were not beautiful, it would
not be worth knowing, and if Nature were not worth knowing,
life would not be worth living.*

**Pythagoras**

*There is geometry in the humming of the strings.*

**Bertrand Russell**

*Mathematics takes us still further from what is human into
the region of absolute necessity, to which not only
the actual world, but every possible world, must conform.*

**Karl Weierstrass**

*
A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never
be a complete mathematician.
*

**A. N. Whitehead**

*
The pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit.
*