Origami helps in the study of **Mathematics** and science in many ways. ... Using origami anyone can become a scientific experimenter with no fuss.

— Martin Kruskal, a mathematician at Rutgers University, as quoted by Science Daily Origami Helps Scientists Solve Problems, February 21, 2002.

At present, when the prevailing forms of society have become hindrances to the free expression of human powers, it is precisely the abstract branches of science, **Mathematics** and theoretical physics, which ... offer a less distorted form of knowledge than other branches of science which are interwoven with the pattern of daily life, and the practicality of which seemingly testifies to their realistic character.

— "The Latest Attack on Metaphysics" (1937, p. 133)

Men are constantly attracted and deluded by two opposite charms: the charm of competence which is engendered by **Mathematics** and everything akin to **Mathematics**, and the charm of humble awe, which is engendered by meditation on the human soul and its experiences. Philosophy is characterized by the gentle, if firm, refusal to succumb to either charm.

— Leo Strauss,

**Mathematics** is the gate and key of the sciences... Neglect of **Mathematics** works injury to all knowledge , since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of this world. And what is worse, men who are thus Ignorant are unable to perceive their own ignorance and so do not seek a remedy.

— cited in: Morris Kline (1969)

Do not worry about your difficulties in **Mathematics**. I can assure you mine are still greater.

— Letter to high school student Barbara Lee Wilson (7 January 1943), Einstein Archives 42-606

Physics is essentially an intuitive and concrete science. **Mathematics** is only a means for expressing the laws that govern phenomena.

— From

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.

— Quoted in Fritjof Capra The Tao of Physics (1975), ch.2.

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to **Mathematics**, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.

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Like all of **Mathematics**, game theory is a tautology whose conclusions are true because they are contained in the premises.

— Chapter 10, What Have We Learned?, p. 164

Three principles — the conformability of nature to herself, the applicability of the criterion of simplicity, and the "unreasonable effectiveness" of certain parts of **Mathematics** in describing physical reality — are thus consequences of the underlying law of the elementary particles and their interactions. Those three principles need not be assumed as separate metaphysical postulates. Instead, they are emergent properties of the fundamental laws of physics.

— TED talk on beauty and truth in physics —video timecode 14m28s (March 2007)

Thanks to my memory, which enabled me to quote Latin and to discuss Greek and Roman civilization, it became obvious to some of my colleagues in other fields that I was interested in things outside **Mathematics**. This lead quickly to very pleasant relationships.

— Chapter 7, The University of Wisconsin, p. 125

Let me also remind you that zero, like all of **Mathematics**, is fictional and an idealization. It is impossible to reach absolute zero temperature or to get perfect vacuum. Luckily, **Mathematics** is a fairyland where ideal and fictional objects are possible.

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When we ask what ought to be the relative remunerations of a nurse or a butcher, or a coal miner and a judge at a high court, of the deep sea diver of the cleaner of sewers, of the organiser of a new industry and a jockey, of the inspector of taxes and the inventor of a life-saving drug, of the jet-pilot or the professor of **Mathematics**, the appeal to 'social justice' does not give us the slightest help in deciding…

— p. 77-78 (Vol. 2 : The Mirage of Social Justice (1976))

The land of easy **Mathematics** where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.

— In the short story

The subject of management science has evolved for more than 60 years and is now a mature field within the broad category of applied **Mathematics**. This book will emphasize both the applied and mathematical aspects of management science.

— Wayne Winston, ?S. Albright (2011)

It is noteworthy that modern Platonists , almost without exception, are ignorant of **Mathematics**, in spite of the immense importance that Plato attached to arithmetic and geometry, and the immense influence that they [these studies] had on his philosophy. This is an example of the evils of specialization: a man must not write on Plato unless he has spent so much of his youth on Greek as to have no time for the things that Plato thought important.

— Book One, Part II, Chapter XV, The Theory of Ideas, p. 132

As the prerogative of Natural Science is to cultivate a taste for observation, so that of **Mathematics** is, almost from the starting point, to stimulate the faculty of invention.

— "A plea for the mathematician",

**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. Anglin, in

[There is] a delusion that macro-economics is both viableanduseful (a
delusionencouraged by its extensive use of **Mathematics**,
which must always impress politicians lacking
any mathematical education, and which is really the
nearest thing to the practice of magic that occurs among
professional economists).

— 1989 The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism, ch.6.

Sexually progressive cultures gave us **Mathematics**, literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust. Not that I’m trying to load my argument, of course.

— "BOG VENUS VERSUS NAZI COCK-RING: Some Thoughts Concerning Pornography" in

Great physics does not automatically imply complicated **Mathematics**!

— Martinus Veltman (2003).

It was an All-in-One and One-in-All of limitless being and self not merely a thing of one Space-Time continuum, but allied to the ultimate animating essence of existence's whole unbounded sweep the last, utter sweep which has no confines and which outreaches fancy and **Mathematics** alike. It was perhaps that which certain secret cults of earth have whispered of as YOG-SOTHOTH, and which has been a deity under other names; that which the crustaceans of Yuggoth worship as the Beyond-One, and which the vaporous brains of the spiral nebulae know by an untranslatable Sign...

— "Through the Gates of the Silver Key " - written with E. Hoffman Price, October 1932 - Apr 1933; first published in

God used beautiful **Mathematics** in creating the world.

— As quoted in