Math Quotations

A collection of favorite funny math quotes about Infinity, Life and Categories.
We will start with funny math quotes that defines what is infinity, classification and what is life.

More funny math quotes can be found from our Math Trivia pages.

Infinity

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. –- Albert Einstein

"The notion of infinity is our greatest friend; it is also the greatest enemy of our peace of mind." -- James Pierpont

"The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man." -- David Hilbert

"[Paradoxes of the infinite arise] only when we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited;" -- Galileo Galilei

"The infinite in mathematics is always unruly unless it is properly treated." -- Edward Kasner and James Newman

"God created infinity, and man, unable to understand infinity, had to invent finite sets." -- Gian Carlo Rota

Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero. ~Author Unknown

"Mathematics, in one view, is the science of infinity." ~P. Davis and R. Hersh

"Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling." ~Author Unknown

There was a young man from Trinity, Who solved the square root of infinity. While counting the digits, He was seized by the fidgets, Dropped science, and took up divinity. ~Author Unknown

"I protest against the use of infinite magnitude ..., which is never permissible in mathematics." ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss

Mathematics is a great motivator for all. Its career starts with zero and it never ends (infinity).

Old Math Teachers never die, they only tend to infinity.

Classification

“Classification of mathematical problems as linear and nonlinear is like classification of the Universe as bananas and non-bananas.”

“There are two groups of people in the world; those who believe that the world can be divided into two groups of people, and those who don't.”

“There are three kinds of people in the world; those who can count and those who can't.”

“There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary math, and those who don't.”

There are two groups of people in the world: those who can be categorized into one of two groups of people, and those who can't.

I've heard that the government wants to put a tax on the mathematically ignorant. Funny, I thought that's what the lottery was! -- Gallagher

Small minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss mathematics.

Life is …

‘Life is complex: it has both real and imaginary components.”

"Life is too short for long division."

"A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction." – Tolstoy

"The arithmetic of life does not always have a logical answer."-- Inshirah Abdur-Rauf

"A few honest men are better than numbers." -- Oliver Cromwell

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

"Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. Subsistence increases only in an arithmetical ratio."-- Thomas Robert Malthus

"Life is good for only two things: discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics." -- Simeon Poisson

"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

"May Your Life Be Like Arithmetic: