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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
What is this frog and mouse battle among the mathematicians?
[i.e. Brouwer vs. Hilbert]
In H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
[About Newton]
Nature to him was an open book, whose letters he could read without effort.
In G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
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.
In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
In E. T. Bell Mathematics, Queen and Servant of the Sciences. 1952.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
L. Infeld Quest, 1942.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
Out of My Later Years.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
What I Believe.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
I don't believe in mathematics.
Quoted by Carl Seelig. Albert Einstein.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
On Science.