"Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives."

-Anonymous

"Math is the language of the universe. So, the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos."

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics."

-Godfrey Harold Hardy

"Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding."

-William Paul Thurston

"Pure mathematics is the world's best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. It's free. It can be played anywhere - Archemedes did it in a bathtub."

-Richard J. Trudeau

"Somehow it’s okay for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Yet, if I said “I never learned to read,” they’d say I was an illiterate dolt."

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind."

-Danica McKellar

"Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there."

-Marcus du Sautoy

"Math is the language of the universe. So, the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos."

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

-Albert Einstein

"Great creations come from the mathematical mind, so we must always consider all that is mathematical as a means of mental development."

-Dr. Montessori

"If I had to live my life again, I wouldn't do anything else. I love mathematics."

-Marjorie Lee Browne

"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, or all logic, but it is somwheat beauty and poetry."

-Maria Mitchell

"The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics."

-Galileo Galilei

"What is mathematics? It is only a systematic effort of solving puzzles posed by nature."

-Shakuntala Devi

"Maths can be relates to our lives. It teaches us to always be careful with the signs."

-Anonymous

"Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics."

-Godfrey Harold Hardy

"Mathematics is the most beautiful and powerful of the human spirit."

-Stefan Banach

"That awkward moment when you finish a math problem and your answer isn’t even one of the choices."

-Ritu Ghatourey

I AM about to appear very inconsistent. In previous sections I have said that all figures in Flatland present the appearance of a straight line; and it was added or implied, that it is consequently impossible to distinguish by the visual organ between individuals of different classes: yet now I am about to explain to my Spaceland critics how we are able to recognize one another by the sense of sight.

If however the Reader will take the trouble to refer to the passage in which Recognition by Feeling is stated to be universal, he will find this qualification - "among the lower classes." It is only among the higher classes and in our temperate climates that Sight Recognition is practised.

That this power exists in any regions and for any classes is the result of Fog; which prevails during the greater part of the year in all parts save the torrid zones. That which is with you in Spaceland an unmixed evil, blotting out the landscape, depressing the spirits, and enfeebling the health, is by us recognized as a blessing scarcely inferior to air itself, and as the Nurse of arts and Parent of sciences. But let me explain my meaning, without further eulogies on this beneficent Element.

If Fog were non-existent, all lines would appear equally and indistinguishably clear; and this is actually the case in those unhappy countries in which the atmosphere is perfectly dry and. transparent. But wherever there is a rich supply of Fog objects that are at a distance, say of three feet, are appreciably dimmer than those at a distance of two feet eleven inches; and the result is that by careful and constant experimental observation of comparative dimness and clearness, we are enabled to infer with great exactness the configuration of the object observed.

An instance will do more than a volume of generalities to make my meaning clear.

Suppose I see two individuals approaching whose rank I wish to ascertain. They are, we will suppose, a Merchant and a Physician, or in other words, an Equilateral Triangle and a Pentagon: how am I to distinguish them?

By: Edwin A. Abbott - Exercept from, "Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions"