
Tolstoy: "Some mathematician, I believe, has said that true pleasure lies not in the discovery of truth, but in the search for it."

Carl Friedrich Gauss: "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 the queen of science, and arithmetic the queen of mathematics."

John von Neumann: "If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is."

Plato: "I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning."

Archimedes: "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth."

Rene Descartes: "Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare."

Isaac Newton: "If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants."

Isaac Newton: "Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things."

Benjamin Franklin: "No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry."

Johannes Kepler: "Where there is matter, there is geometry."

Blaise Pascal: "It is not certain that everything is uncertain."
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