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The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing.

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.

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.

As mathematics had been my best subject at school, my parents proposed  and I accepted  studies at the University of Lund in mathematics, statistics, and economics. The choice of the latter subject is said to be due to the fact that at the age of five years, I was very fond of calculating the cost of the various cakes my mother used to bake.

Being a language, mathematics may be used not only to inform but also, among other things, to seduce.
Source: Fractals : Form, chance and dimension 
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
Source: Stephen Hawking: A Biography (2005) by Kristine Larsen 
Except in pure mathematics, nothing is known for certain (although much is certainly false).
Source: DemonHaunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (2011) 51 
Fractal geometry is not just a chapter of mathematics, but one that helps Everyman to see the same world differently.
Source: The Fractal Geometry of Nature 
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

I engage in the use of game theory. Game theory is a branch of mathematics, and that means, sorry, that even in the study of politics, math has come into the picture. We can no longer pretend that we just speculate about politics; we need to look at this in a rigorous way.

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future.

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual understanding of some part of mathematics that would clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me  there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did.

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an antimathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers.

It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true.
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