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Funny Math Quotes & Sayings

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. ~ David Hilbert

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it. ~ James Newman

The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. ~ Carl Jung

While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women. ~ Stephen Hawking

The greatest unsolved theorem in mathematics is why some people are better at it than others. ~ Adrian Mathesis

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there. ~ Charles Darwin

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. ~ Fran Lebowitz

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. ~ Johann von Neumann

Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. ~ Carl Sandburg

Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself any more. ~ Albert Einstein

Algebraic symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about. ~ Philippe Schnoebelen

There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else - but persistent. ~ Raoul Bott

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

Old math teachers never die, they just tend to infinity. ~ Unknown

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. ~ Bertrand Russell

Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way. ~ George Polya

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. ~ Henri Poincare

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. ~ Mickey Mouse

I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium and symptoms of schizophrenia. ~ John Forbes Nash

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. ~ S. Gudder

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