"Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics."

-Dean Schlicter

"We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics."

-Katherine Johnson

"Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigor should be a signal to the historians that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere."

-W.S. Anglin

"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."

-Leo Tolstoy

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."

-Albert Einstein

"Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers."

-Shakuntala Devi

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."

-Albert Einstein

"Solving a problem unlocks and strengthens logical thought processes, which we need in all aspects of our life."

-Michelle Joynes (High School Math Teacher)

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

-Danica McKellar

"Math is the only place where the truth and beauty mean the same thing."

-Danica Mckellar

"Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty."

-Bertrand Russell

"Mathematics is on the artistic side, a creation of new rhythms, orders, designs, harmonies, and on the knowledge side, is a systematic study of various rhythms, orders."

-William L. Schaaf

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

-Bertrand Russell

"Mathematics reveal its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty."

-Archimedes

"The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple."

-Stan Gudder

"Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth."

-Galileo Galilei

"In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives."

-Anonymous

"In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it."

-Georg Cantor

"The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple."

-Stan Gudder

"Mathematics is, in it's own, the poetry of logical ideas."

-Elbert Einstein

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"