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50 Best Math Quotes to Share with Students to Inspire Them

Math is one of the most intricate and beautiful ways of making sense of the world and is a critical tool that the leaders of tomorrow need to flourish. Here are some of the most brilliant math quotes that teachers can share with their students. 

50 Amazing Math Quotes to Inspire Students & Teachers

Teacher talking to the class math quotes

“Mathematics is the music of reason.” – James Joseph Sylvester

“Math is the language of the universe. So, the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Number rules the universe.” – Pythagoras

“To not know math is a severe limitation to understanding the world.” –  Richard P. Feynman

“It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.” Sofia Kovalevskaya

“The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty.”— Bertrand Russell

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

“Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.”–  Dean Schlicter

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“Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can’t do in the real world.”–  Marcus du Sautoy

“Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.” – Stefan Banach

“The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.”–  Georg Cantor

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” – Shakuntala Devi.

“A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.”— Karl Weierstrass

“No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Wherever there is a number, there is beauty.”— Proclus

“Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.”— Stendhal

“I’ve always enjoyed mathematics. It is the most precise and concise way of expressing an idea.”— N.R. Narayana Murthy

“Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.” – Galileo Galilei

“God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.” – Paul Dirac

“Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas.” – Edward Kasner

“Mathematics is the music of reason.” – James Joseph Sylvester

“Mathematics is the gate and key to science.” – Roger Bacon

“But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically.” – Rene Decartes

“Nothing takes place in the world whose meaning is not that of some maximum or minimum.” – Leonhard Euler

“The important thing to remember about mathematics is not to be frightened” – Richard Dawkins

“In mathematics, the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.” – Georg Cantor

“It is clear that the chief end of mathematical study must be to make the students think.” – John Wesley Young

“The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can’t do in the real world.” – Marcus du Sautoy

“I’ve always been interested in using mathematics to make the world work better.” – Alvin E. Roth

“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” – Paul R. Halmos

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.” – Bernard Baruch

“God does arithmetic.” – Karl Friedrich Gauss

“Obvious’ is the most dangerous word in mathematics.” – Eric Temple Bell

“Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them.” – Joseph Fourier

“We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.” – Katherine Johnson

“What is mathematics? It is only a systematic effort of solving puzzles posed by nature.” – Shakuntala Devi

“Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.” – David Hilbert

“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.” – Edsger W. Dijkstra

“Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there.” – Marcus du Sautoy

“If I were beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” – Galileo Galilei

“You don’t have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers.” – John Forbes Nash

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

“If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then nine times out of 10 it will.” – Paul Harvey

“There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not someday be applied to phenomena of the real world.” – Nikolai Lobachevsky

“The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.” – H. L. Mencken

“One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories.” – Philip J. Davis

“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.” – William Paul Thurston

“You can be creative in anything — in math, science, engineering, philosophy — as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.” – Ken Robinson

“Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty’s sake and pulls it down to earth.” – Marston Morse

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are math quotes important?

Math quotes inspire you to excel in the classroom when teaching students from different backgrounds.

Who invented mathematics?

Archimedes is widely regarded as the Father of Mathematics.  

What is the importance of math?

Math provides us with a way to incorporate logic into decision-making and provides a rigorous foundation for other subjects.  

What is the best slogan for math?

Math can be beautiful when used to solve big problems.

Amy Paige
Amy Paige has been teaching for the last 12 years. She’s a late tech convert who loves to utilize technology in her classroom to motivate students and prepare them for the 21st century.

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