Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time. ~Carl Sandburg
Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. ~Carl Sandburg, "Arithmetic"
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer. ~Carl Sandburg, "Arithmetic"
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition
[T]he different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. ~Lewis Carroll
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. ~John Louis von Neumann
He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
“May your life be like arithmetic-joys added, sorrow subtracted, friends multiplied, love undivided” Mathematics is the Queen of Science, and Arithmetic the Queen of Mathematics. - C. F. Gauss
Thus number may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician. - James Clerk Maxwell
No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry. - Benjamin Franklin
Arithmetic must be discovered in just the same sense in which Columbus discovered the West Indies, and we no more create numbers than he created the Indians.
— Bertrand Russell
I compare arithmetic with a tree that unfolds upwards in a multitude of techniques and theorems while the root drives into the depths.
— Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege
"Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes." -- Mickey Mouse
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