Little Johnny was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything; tutors, flash cards, special learning centers, in short, everything they could think of. Finally in a last
ditch effort, they took Johnny down & enrolled him in the local Catholic school. I graduated first in my class from alibi school.  Jeffrey McDaniel Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone.  Henry Smith Math, it's a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles.  Maya Lin Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.  Albert Einstein In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.  Fran Lebowitz "Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.  Eric T. Bell God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.  Mark Twain I come from an Irish Catholic family, and hellraising is part of the DNA.  Brian Dennehy College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage.  George Gobel Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising.  E.C. Titchmarsh To be safe at the expense of the liberty of other people is a difficult equation.  Madeleine Albright Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.  Frank Capra In one equation you can solve all the puzzles of life. It is the equation of giving.  Amit Ray For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.  Roger Bacon Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit.  Alfred Whitehead When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other grossout award.  Jack Nicholson The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.  Robert M. Hutchins I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big.  Bill O'Reilly 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 It's not uncommon to see kids on the school bus reading books and doing homework on the bus.  Anthony Amero Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison.  Unknown If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.  Alfred Renyi I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.  John Adams For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.  Christopher Columbus At the end of the day if you want to entertain people, you've got to take your ego out of the equation.  Paul Feig In school, every period ends with a bell. Every sentence ends with a period. Every crime ends with a sentence.  Steven Wright I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.  Keanu Reeves It is the studying you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows.  Henry L. Doherty A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence.  Howard Eves Amazingly when you add life and consciousness to the equation you can actually explain some of the biggest puzzles of science.  Robert Lanza Many training programs and often schools focus on just a skill or a kind of work competency. That's only half the equation.  Gerald Chertavian The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. They're monumental. They're straight out of Page 52 in your school history book.  Billy Crystal 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.  Rene Descartes Doctors are saying that each piece of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off of your life. Based on that math, I should have died in 1732.  Unknown 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 I tell them that if they will occupy themselves with the study of mathematics they will find it the best remedy against the lusts of the flesh.  Thomas Mann Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.  Maria G. Mayer Charity is a very personal equation, like we say charity begins at home. It starts with your immediate help in the house: the people who work for you.  Malaika A. Khan see also College, Little Johnny, Religious & School Sections Chocolate Math Hangman Math How Can This Be True, Math Nerds? Math Clock Mennonite Longhand Math Proof That “7 x 13 = 28” 
