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Everything is physics and math. - Katherine Johnson

There is no royal road to geometry. - Euclid

The X-Files: The mystery of algebra - Daffynitions

Mathematics: the only subject that counts. - Unknown

Obvious: The most dangerous word in mathematics - Daffynitions

You can lead a boy to college but you cannot make him think. - Elbert Hubbard

Math is like love - a simple idea but it can get complicated. - R. Drabek

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics. - Eric T. Bell

I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation. - Terry Pratchett

Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years. - Bobby Knight

I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school. - Adlai Stevenson

Like the crest of a peacock, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge. - Indian Proverb

I'm not buying my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. - Yogi Berra

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

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. - E.C. Titchmarsh

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Frank Capra

If you took love out of the equation, I wouldn't know what else to write about. - Nick Cave

In one equation you can solve all the puzzles of life. It is the equation of giving. - Amit Ray

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit. - Alfred Whitehead

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. - Robert M. Hutchins

Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom. - Gloria Steinem

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

Ronald Reagan knew who he was. Barack Obama is still working through that equation politically. - Joe Scarborough

There are 3 kinds of people in this world: those who are good at math, and those who aren't. - Unknown

If a young person has any idealism at all, it's strongest about the time he finishes college. - Sargent Shriver

Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. - Unknown

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. - Charles Peirce

Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness. - Thomas Huxley

We women know how to take care of everybody so well. But the one person we have written out of the equation is us. - Suze Orman

You can go your whole life and not need math or physics for a minute, but the ability to tell a joke is always handy. - Garrison Keillor

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. - Jack Nicholson

Probably no symbol in mathematics has evoked as much mystery, romanticism, misconception and human interest as the number pi. - William L Schaaf

I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at four in the afternoon, I'd be a college graduate today. - George Foreman

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. - Albert Einstein

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. - Theodore Roosevelt

Risk and failure is a part of our equation, and if you are seeing too little failure, you are actually probably not taking enough risks. - Peter Barris

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness where the explorers often get lost. - W.S. Anglin

Mushroom: 1. A motel for quickies; 2. The place where they store the school food; 3. A room that has no sides, no walls, no doors and no ceilings. - Daffynitions

I was thrown out of college during my freshman year, for cheating on my metaphysics final - I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen

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