Some famous quotes often give interesting insights into the vision of mathematics that certain mathematicians have. Which ones are you particularly fond of?
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Some famous quotes often give interesting insights into the vision of mathematics that certain mathematicians have. Which ones are you particularly fond of? Standard community wiki rules apply: one quote per post. 


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Mathematicians are born, not made.  Henri Poincare 


Explanation given by Newton to Leibniz in response to the latter's request for details about Newton's newly developed method of fluxions and fluents, in the form of an anagram for «Data æquatione quotcunque fluentes quantitates involvente fluxiones invenire, et vice versa». Who's not shared the feeling that Leibniz must have felt at getting this response when reading obscure explanations in the literature? :P 


"There are, therefore, no longer some problems solved and others unsolved, there are only problems more or less solved, according as this is accomplished by a series of more or less rapid convergence or regulated by a more or less harmonious law. Nevertheless an imperfect solution may happen to lead us towards a better one." Henri Poincare 


"Mathematics consists of proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way."  George Polya 


Mathema est ars et scientia, discenda Aquinas? 


There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that understand binary and the other 9. 


Without Mathematics Earth is just a Big Zero  Chacko Mash 

