„Mathematics doesn’t care about those beyond the numbers.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape (2000), Sequence: “Happiness of Atoms”, "I and I," p. 30
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„I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn’t accept?“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
The Shape (2000), Sequence: “Happiness of Atoms”, "I and I," p. 30

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„God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Attributed in posthumous publications, Attributed to Einstein by his colleague Léopold Infeld in his book Quest: An Autobiography (1949), p. 279 http://books.google.com/books?id=fsvXYpOSowkC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA279#v=onepage&q&f=false

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„It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity.“

—  George Boole English mathematician, philosopher and logician 1815 - 1864
1850s, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854), p. 12; Cited in: Alexander Bain (1870) Logic, p. 191

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„Those skilled in mathematical analysis know that its object is not simply to calculate numbers, but that it is also employed to find the relations between magnitudes which cannot be expressed in numbers and between functions whose law is not capable of algebraic expression.“

—  Antoine Augustin Cournot, Researches into the Mathematical Principles of the Theory of Wealth
Researches into the Mathematical Principles of the Theory of Wealth, 1897, p. 3 ; Cited in: Robert Edouard Moritz. Memorabilia mathematica; or, The philomath's quotation-book https://archive.org/stream/memorabiliamathe00moriiala#page/198/mode/2up, (1914) p. 33: About the nature of mathematics

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„I shall here present the view that numbers, even whole numbers, are words, parts of speech, and that mathematics is their grammar.“

—  Carl Eckart American physicist 1902 - 1973
Our Modern Idol: Mathematical Science (1984), Numbers were therefore invented by people in the same sense that language, both written and spoken, was invented. Grammar is also an invention. Words and numbers have no existence separate from the people who use them. Knowledge of mathematics is transmitted from one generation to another, and it changes in the same slow way that language changes. Continuity is provided by the process of oral or written transmission. p. 95.

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„The nice thing about mathematics is doing mathematics.“

—  Pierre Deligne mathematician 1944
Pierre Deligne in: Philip Ball. "Mathematician wins award for shaping algebra: 2013 Abel Prize goes to Belgian Pierre Deligne, who proved a deep conjecture about algebra and geometry." in Nature, 20 March 2013

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„The rules of logic are to mathematics what those of structure are to architecture.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1900s, "The Study of Mathematics" (November 1907)

Paul Klee photo

„To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.“

—  Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940
1903 - 1910, Diary entry (March 1906), # 759, in The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918; University of California Press, 1968

„Numbers instill a feeling for the lie of the land, and furnish grist for the mathematical mill that is the physicist's principal tool.“

—  Hans Christian von Baeyer American physicist 1938
Information, The New Language of Science (2003), Chapter 6, The Book of Life, Genetic information, p. 48

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