Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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You need forensic mathematicians, artists and psychologists as well as scientists. We're learning a little bit about all of it.

Jeff Abraham

The next chapter is likely to provoke many mathematicians. This can't be helped. Mathematics is not what they think it is.

David Deutsch

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.

Brian Greene

The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions.

Alonzo Church

The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.

Felix Klein