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## Mathematics |

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*Quotations*

For me, everything in nature is mathematics. | |

Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. | |

Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore. | |

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. | |

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity. | |

In so far as theories of mathematics speak about reality, they are not certain, and in so far as they are certain, they do not speak about reality. | |

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.— H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic | |

I don't agree with mathematics; the sum total of zeros is a frightening figure. | |

It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense.— Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician | |

The point about zero is that we do not need to use it in the operation of daily life. No one goes out to buy zero fish.— Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician | |

There are no creeds in mathematics. | |

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically. |

*Ancient Greek*

God always geometrizes.Aεί ο θεός γεωμετρεί — Plato, 427-347 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher 2 likes | |

There is no royal road to geometry.Μη είναι βασιλικήν ατραπόν επί γεωμετρίαν. — Eucliid, 4th-3rd cent. BC, Greek mathematician, the “father of geometry” (his answer to the king of Egypt Ptolemy, who asked for a shorter way to learn Geometry) 1 likes | |

Let no one untrained in geometry enter.Αγεωμέτρητος μηδείς εισίτω. — Motto over the entrance to Plato's Academy 1 likes | |

Do not disturb my circles!Μη μου τους κύκλους τάραττε. — Archimedes, 287-212 BC, Ancient Greek mathematician & inventor (his last words to the Roman soldier who killed him) 1 likes |