গনিতবিদ, দার্শনিকরা গনিত এর বিভিন্ন বিষয় নিজেরা যেভাবে চিন্তা করতেন, সেভাবে তারা গনিত নিয়ে কিছু কথা বলে

গেছেন।এখানে এরকম ৪০ টি উক্তি দেয়া হল, যা টাইম অফ ইউক্লিড ( Time of Euclid ) ্থেকে সংগ্রীহিত।

1. Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences. — Roger Bacon

2. Mathematics – the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs. — Isaac Barrow

3. Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.– Henri Poincaré

4. Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state. — Plato

5. Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere. –– W. S. A

6. Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality. — Martin Gardner

7. Mathematics Is an Edifice, Not a Toolbox

8. Mathematics serves as a handmaiden for the explanation of the quantitative situations in other subjects, such as economics. – H. F. Fehr

9. Mathematics is a hard thing to love. It has the unfortunate habit, like a rude dog, of turning its most unfavourable side towards you when you first make contact with it. — David Whiteland

10. Mathematics makes a nice distinction between the usually synonymous terms “elementary” and “simple”, with “elementary” taken to mean that not very much mathematical knowledge is needed to read the work and “simple” to mean that not very much mathematical ability is needed to understand it. – Julian Havel

11. Mathematics is concerned with “all possible worlds. — D.M. Armstrong

12. But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius. — Marston Morse

13. Mathematics, however, is, as it were, its own explanation; this, although it may seem hard to accept, is nevertheless true, for the recognition that a fact is so is the cause upon which we base the proof. — Girolamo Cardano

14. . . mathematics is not just another language . . . it is a language plus logic. Mathematics is a tool for reasoning. — Richard Feynman

15. Mathematics is pure language – the language of science. It is unique among languages in its ability to provide precise expression for every thought or concept that can be formulated in its terms. — A Adler.

16. Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them. — Joseph Fourier

17. Mathematics is an independent world created out of pure intelligence. — William Woods Worth

18. Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. — Edward Kasner and James R. Newman

19. Mathematics is a body of knowledge, but it contains no truths. — Morris Kline

20. Mathematics is the science which draws necessary conclusions. — Benjamin Pierce

21. Mathematics is the queen of science. — Carl Friedrich Gauss

22. Mathematics is no more computation than typing is literature.– John Allen Paulos

23. Mathematics, as much as music or any other art, is one of the means by which we rise to a complete self-consciousness. The significance of mathematics resides precisely in the fact that it is an art; by informing us of the nature of our own minds it informs us of much that depends on our minds.– John William Navin Sullivan

24. Mathematics is the science of what is clear by itself. — Carl Jacobi

25. Mathematics is a game played according to certain rules with meaningless marks on paper. — David Hilbert

26. Mathematics is as much an aspect of culture as it is a collection of algorithms. — Carl Boyer

27. Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.–Tobias Dantzig

28. Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe. — Galileo

29. Mathematics is a great motivator for all humans.. Because its career starts with zero and it never end (infinity).

30. Mathematics is often erroneously referred to as the science of common sense. — Newman & Kasner

31. Mathematics is the cheapest science. Unlike physics or chemistry, it does not require any expensive equipment. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and paper.

32. Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry. — K. Shegel

33. Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency. — Descartes

34. Mathematics is an art of human understanding. — William Thurston

35. Mathematics is not a contemplative but a creative subject; no one can draw much consolation from it when he has lost the power or the desire to create; and that is apt to happen to a mathematician rather soon. It is a pity, but in that case he does not matter a great deal anyhow, and it would be silly to bother about him. — G.H. Hardy

36. Mathematics is on the artistic side a creation of new rhythms, orders, designs, harmonies, and on the knowledge side, is a systematic study of various rhythms, orders.– William L. Schaaf

37. Mathematics is the science of definiteness, the necessary vocabulary of those who know. — W. J. White

38. Mathematics is not a book confined within a cover and bound between brazen clasps, whose contents it needs only patience to ransack; it is not a mine, whose treasures may take long to reduce into possession, but which fill only a limited number of veins and lodes; it is not a soil, whose fertility can be exhausted by the yield of successive harvests; it is not a continent or an ocean, whose area can be mapped out and its contour defined: it is limitless as that space which it finds too narrow for its aspirations; its possibilities are as infinite as the worlds which are forever crowding in and multiplying upon the astronomer’s gaze. — J. Sylvester

39. Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. — Bertrand Russell

40. Mathematics is concerned only with the enumeration and comparison of relations. — Carl Friedrich Gauss

**Sources:** Brainy Quote, Oklahom State U Website, Peter Cameron’s Blog, David Pleacher’s Website, Quote Garden