Quotations

Quotations


We have included quotations from many of the mathematicians in our archive.

Here is a list of those who have quotations. The number in brackets is the number of quotations.

You can access the quotations from the individual biographies or by clicking on the mathematician's name below


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A

Abbott (1)
Abel (6)
Abraham (1)
Frank Adams (2)
Ahmes (1)
Aiken (1)
Airy (3)
al-Biruni (3)
al-Haytham (1)
al-Khwarizmi (1)
Alberti (2)
Albertus (7)
Alcuin (1)
Alfvén (11)
Ampère (6)
Anaxagoras (9)
Anaximander (4)
Andrews (2)
Apollonius (1)
Arago (3)
Arbuthnot (11)
Archimedes (9)
Aristotle (33)
Arnauld (1)
Arnold (1)
Artin (1)
Atiyah (1)
Avicenna (6)

B

Babbage (10)
Bacon (10)
Baker (1)
Ball (10)
Banach (3)
Banneker (2)
Barlow (1)
Barrow (7)
Bell (17)
Bergman (3)
Berkeley (7)
Daniel Bernoulli (2)
Jacob Bernoulli (7)
Johann Bernoulli (3)
Bers (3)
Bertrand (2)
Besicovitch (1)
Bethe (1)
Bhaskara II (1)
Black (1)
Blackwell (1)
Bôcher (2)
Bochner (2)
Boethius (2)
Harald Bohr (1)
Niels Bohr (16)
Boltzmann (6)
Bolyai (3)
Farkas Bolyai (1)
Bolzano (3)
Bondi (12)
Boole (7)
Borel (3)
Born (7)
Boscovich (2)
Raj Bose (2)
Bott (1)
Bourbaki (1)
Boutroux (1)
Bowditch (1)
Box (3)
Boyle (2)
Brahe (2)
Brahmagupta (2)
Broglie (1)
Bronowski (7)
Brouwer (6)
Bruno (1)
Giordano Bruno (1)
Buffon (2)

C

Caccioppoli (2)
Cajori (5)
Cantor (9)
Cardan (5)
Carlyle (13)
Carmichael (1)
Carnot (2)
Cartier (2)
Cauchy (2)
Cavalieri (1)
Cayley (3)
Chandrasekhar (2)
Chasles (1)
Chebyshev (1)
Chrystal (2)
Church (5)
Clausius (1)
Clifford (3)
Cochran (1)
Cohen (1)
Condorcet (2)
Conway (1)
Coolidge (3)
Copernicus (3)
Courant (4)
Cournot (1)
Coxeter (1)
Cusa (1)

D

d'Alembert (7)
Dantzig (3)
Davenport (1)
De Morgan (13)
de Prony (2)
Dedekind (2)
Dee (4)
Dehn (1)
Delambre (2)
Democritus (5)
Descartes (18)
Dickson (1)
Dieudonné (5)
Digges (1)
Diophantus (1)
Dirac (10)
Dodgson (8)
Doob (1)
Duarte (1)
Dudeney (1)
Duhem (1)
Dürer (3)

E

Dyson (2)
Eddington (18)
Edge (1)
Einstein (54)
Emerson (1)
Erdős (11)
Escher (5)
Euclid (3)
Eudoxus (1)
Euler (6)

F

Ezra (2)
Faraday (4)
Fejér (1)
Feller (2)
Fermat (3)
Feynman (8)
Fibonacci (1)
Fisher (3)
Fontenelle (7)
Forsyth (2)
Fourier (5)
Benjamin Franklin (10)
Frege (5)
Fresnel (1)
Frobenius (1)
Fuller (8)

G

Galileo (19)
Galois (2)
Galton (3)
Gardner (5)
Gauss (27)
Gelfand (1)
Germain (1)
Gibbs (3)
Glaisher (2)
Gödel (6)
Gordan (1)
Gowers (2)
Graham (5)
Grassmann (2)

H

Hadamard (5)
Marshall Hall (1)
Halley (1)
Halmos (19)
Hamilton (5)
Hamming (5)
Hankel (3)
Hardy (14)
Harish-Chandra (1)
Hawking (8)
Heath (2)
Heaviside (6)
Heine (1)
Heisenberg (6)
Helmholtz (1)
Hermite (5)
Herstein (3)
Heinrich Hertz (1)
Hilbert (27)
Hilton (1)
Hirst (1)
Hobbes (9)
Holmboe (1)
Hooke (2)
Hopper (2)
Hoyle (2)
Hubble (2)
Hurwitz (1)
Huygens (1)

IJ

Jacobi (9)
Jeans (5)
Jeffreys (3)
Jevons (1)

K

Kac (5)
Kaplansky (1)
Kármán (1)
Maurice Kendall (3)
Kepler (23)
Keynes (9)
Khayyam (4)
Khinchin (1)
Kingman (1)
Klein (9)
Kline (1)
Knuth (6)
Kolmogorov (1)
Kovalevskaya (3)
Kronecker (3)
Kummer (1)

L

Lacroix (1)
Lagrange (10)
Lakatos (3)
Lamb (1)
Lambert (4)
Lanczos (2)
Landau (2)
Lev Landau (1)
Lang (3)
Laplace (12)
Lasker (1)
Lebesgue (2)
Lefschetz (2)
Legendre (2)
Derrick Lehmer (1)
Leibniz (16)
Lemoine (1)
Leonardo (19)
Levi (1)
Libri (1)
Lie (1)
Littlewood (24)
Llull (3)
Lobachevsky (2)
Lovelace (4)
Luzin (1)

M

MacLane (3)
Maclaurin (3)
Mandelbrot (6)
Manin (3)
Maseres (1)
Maxwell (10)
Barry Mazur (1)
McDuff (1)
McShane (1)
Minkowski (2)
Mises (1)
Mittag-Leffler (1)
Montucla (1)
Eliakim Moore (2)
Robert Moore (1)
Mordell (7)
Morse (2)
Mumford (1)

N

Napier (3)
Nash (2)
Neugebauer (1)
Franz Neumann (1)
Newcomb (2)
Newton (14)
Nicomachus (2)
Nightingale (2)
Nikodym (2)

O

Ockham (2)
Ollerenshaw (1)
Oresme (2)
Orlicz (1)
Osgood (2)

PQ

Pacioli (1)
Pappus (1)
Pascal (47)
Pauli (4)
Peano (1)
Pearson (4)
Benjamin Peirce (2)
Charles Peirce (8)
Penrose (3)
Planck (4)
Plato (21)
Poincaré (27)
Poinsot (1)
Poisson (1)
Pólya (22)
Proclus (5)
Ptolemy (1)
Pythagoras (10)
Quetelet (2)

R

Quine (5)
Ramanujan (1)
Ramsey (2)
Rayleigh (2)
Recorde (4)
Regiomontanus (1)
Reichenbach (2)
Rényi (1)
Rheticus (1)
Richardson (3)
Riemann (3)
Robinson (1)
Julia Robinson (1)
Rota (5)
Roth (1)
Rudio (1)
Russell (29)

S

Schrödinger (5)
Seki (1)
Serret (1)
Servois (1)
Smale (1)
Smith (3)
Smullyan (2)
Somerville (1)
Spottiswoode (1)
Stevin (1)
Stifel (2)
Stone (1)
Sun Zi (1)
Sylvester (14)
Synge (1)

T

Tait (1)
Tarski (1)
Tartaglia (1)
Thales (3)
Thom (4)
D'Arcy Thompson (4)
Thomson (9)
Thurston (1)
Tietze (1)
Titchmarsh (5)
Todhunter (1)
Toeplitz (1)
Tukey (5)
Turing (9)
Turnbull (2)

UV

Ulam (9)
Ulugh Beg (1)
Van Vleck (1)
Vandiver (2)
Viète (3)
von Neumann (10)

W

Wallis (3)
Weierstrass (1)
Weil (4)
Weyl (14)
Whewell (1)
Whitehead (43)
Henry Whitehead (1)
Whittaker (1)
Norbert Wiener (10)
Wigner (4)
Wilder (2)
Wiles (2)
Wittgenstein (23)
Woodward (1)
Wren (2)

XYZ

Young (1)
Yule (2)
Zeeman (1)
Zermelo (2)

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