"For example" is not proof.
-- Yiddish proverb
"unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics": ...
the real point is that if you think hard, precisely and deeply enough
about any problem, then eventually you find yourself doing mathematics.
-- Jon Berrick
A math professor, a native Texan, was asked by one of his students:
"What is mathematics good for?"
He replied: "This question makes me sick! If you show someone the
Grand Canyon for the first time, and he asks you
`What's it good for?' What would you do?
Well, you kick that guy off the cliff!"
Theorem. A cat has nine tails.
Proof. No cat has eight tails. Since one cat has one more
tail than no cat, it must have nine tails.
A mathematician organizes a raffle in which the prize is an
infinite amount of money paid over an infinite amount of time.
Of course, with the promise of such a prize, his tickets sell
like hot cake. When the winning ticket is drawn, and the
jubilant winner comes to claim his prize, the mathematician
explains the mode of payment: "1 dollar now, 1/2 dollar next week,
1/3 dollar the week after that..."
Math is the language God used to write the universe.
He who can properly define and divide is to be considered a god.
(Plato)
Biologists think they are biochemists,
Biochemists think they are Physical Chemists,
Physical Chemists think they are Physicists,
Physicists think they are Gods,
And God thinks he is a Mathematician.
Cantor did it diagonally.
Fermat tried to do it in the margin, but couldn't fit it in.
Galois did it the night before.
Mobius always does it on the same side.
Markov does it in chains.
Newton did it standing on the shoulders of giants.
Turing did it but couldn't decide if he'd finished.
“When women love us,
they forgive us everything,
even our crimes;
when they do not love us,
they give us credit for nothing,
not even our virtues”
– Balzac.
*Life is too important to be taken seriously*
- Anonymous
TEMPUS FUGIT; ergo, CARPE DIEM
Computers are boring.They can give only answers.
(Wrongly) attributed to Pablo Picasso
Reserve your right to think, for even to think
wrongly is better than not to think at all.
-- Hypatia of Alexandria
Jacobi’s "mathematic pour l’honneur de l’esprit humain"
Invest yourself in everything you do.
There's fun in being serious.
-- Wynton Marsalis