We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'.

All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again.

I was not; I have been; I am not; I do not mind.

In high school, a teacher once suggested that I be a math major in college. I thought, 'Me? You've got to be joking!' I mean, in junior high, I used to come home and cry because I was so afraid of my math homework. Seriously, I was terrified of math.

If Math was a woman, we'd be married already.

Mathematicians deal with large numbers sometimes, but never in their income.

Look, I'm over 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!

I've seen pretty clear, ever since I was a young un, as religion's something else besides notions. It isn't notions sets people doing the right things--it's feelings. It's the same with the notions in religion as it is with math'matics--a man may be able to work problems straight off in's head as he sits by the fire and smokes his pipe; but if he has to make a machine or a building, he must have a will and a resolution, and love something else better than his own ease.

The reader will find no figures in this work. The methods which I set forth do not require either constructions or geometrical or mechanical reasonings: but only algebraic operations, subject to a regular and uniform rule of procedure.

I prefer home-schooling because you can work at your own pace and go towards more what you're interested in, whether it be history or geography or math.

The Good Lord made all the integers; the rest is man's doing.

My father was really good with math. It's a funny thing, I don't remember my father or my mother being so mechanical-minded. My father always wanted to be a doctor, but he came from a really poor family in Georgia, and there was no way he was going to be a doctor.

It never happens that, when we go home and open the refrigerator, we see all infinitely many prime numbers there.

Congress is the third branch of government. . . which makes every one of the 535 members of Congress 1535th of that important one-third, which works out to, hmmm, well, someone else can do the math. You wouldn't think such little wheels could make so much noise.

It has been said that figures rule the world. Maybe. But I am sure that figures show us whether it is being ruled well or badly.

Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness.

The first book I ever wrote was in fourth grade and it was called 'Billy's Booger. ' It was an autobiographical piece about a kid who was really bad at math.

The tantalizing and compelling pursuit of mathematical problems offers mental absorption, peace of mind amid endless challenges, repose in activity, battle without conflict, refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings, and the sort of beauty changeless mountains present to senses tried by the present day kaleidoscope of events.

Wherever there is number, there is beauty.