Inspiring and Beautiful Math Quotes (Part 1)


If a man's wit be wandering, let him study mathematics.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

In mathematics I can report no deficiency, except it be that men do not sufficiently understand the excellent use of Pure Mathematics.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning but imagination.

Augustus de Morgan (1806-1871)

Mathematics is the gate and key of the sciences. Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since one who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of this world. And what is worst, those who are thus ignorant are unable to perceive their own ignorance and so do not seek a remedy.

— Roger Bacon (1214-1294)

Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and repulsive to common sense.

Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

The true spirit of delight is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) 

The mathematician does not study pure mathematics because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and he delights in it because it is beautiful.

Henri Poincare (1854-1912)