Math Quotes

“In problem solving, as in street fighting, rules are for fools!”

— Sanjoy Mahajan at TEDxCaltech, 2011 (source:

“… l’essentiel n’est pas d’être complet, mais de montrer la voie, et, pour convaincre, d’être une loupe et non pas un miroir. ” 

Gustave Choquet

“Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.”

Bell, Eric Temple

“In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.”

John von Neumann

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

“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater.”

Albert Einstein

  1. December 30, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Very nice quotes 😀 I love John von Neumann’s quote – haha!

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