Monday, July 13, 2009

Inspiring Math Quotations

"The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth." -- Marilyn Savant

"Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare." – Descartes

"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest people of past centuries." – Descartes

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." -- Chinese Proverb.

Small minds discuss persons. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss mathematics."

"The advancement and perfection of mathematics are intimately connected with the prosperity of the state." – Napoleon

"A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction." – Tolstoy

"The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitations; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful." – Aristotle

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