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

-William Paul Thurston

"If you stop at general math, then you will only make general money."

–Snoop Dogg

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

-William Paul Thurston

"The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it."

-James Newman

"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics."

-Galileo Galilei

“Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.”

-Deepak Chopra

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” ~Shakuntala Devi

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

-Albert Einstein.

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

–Anonymous

"Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself any more."

-Albert Einstein

"Math is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it's about understanding."

-William Paul Thurston

"Life is like math, if it goes too easy, something is wrong."

-Claypotideas

"I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them."

-Carl Friedrich Gauss

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

-William Paul Thurston

"Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are still greater."

-Albert Einstein

"Math may not teach me how to add love or subtract hate but it gives me hope that every problem has a solution."

-Anonymous

“In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.”

―Fran Lebowitz

"The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence."

-Charles Caleb Colton

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences."

-E.T. Bell

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"