Mathematicians have actually long been revered for their ability to address intricate troubles and also discover concealed truths. From ancient Greek thinkers to contemporary scientists, mathematicians have actually supplied us with a riches of knowledge and understanding. Right here are a few of the most inspiring quotes from mathematicians throughout background, supplying insight into the power of maths and its prospective to unlock the secrets of the universe.

"There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman"

Pythagoras, Mathematician
"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that"

G. H. Hardy, Mathematician
"In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate"

Rene Descartes, Mathematician
"Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin"

John von Neumann, Mathematician
"As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom"

Pythagoras, Mathematician
"The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once"

Rene Descartes, Mathematician
"You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing"

Rene Descartes, Mathematician
"Everything is self-evident"

Rene Descartes, Mathematician
"He who truly believes that which prompts him to an action has looked upon the action to lust after it, he has committed it already in his heart"

William Kingdon Clifford, Mathematician
"Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life"

Pythagoras, Mathematician
"One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another"

Rene Descartes, Mathematician
"I think; therefore I am"

Rene Descartes, Mathematician
"An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?"

Rene Descartes, Mathematician
"We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done"

Alan Turing, Mathematician
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted"

Alan Turing, Mathematician
"Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language"

Alfred North Whitehead, Mathematician
"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them"

Alfred North Whitehead, Mathematician
"The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence"

James Joseph Sylvester, Mathematician
"Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth"

Marston Morse, Mathematician
"A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories"

Stefan Banach, Mathematician
"One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars"

Simon Newcomb, Mathematician