Mathematics is the alphabet that God used to write the universe.
The essence of mathematics is its freedom.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
The object of mathematics is the honor of the human spirit.
Augustus De Morgan
The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning but imagination.
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulae have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers, that we get more out of them than we originally put in to them.
To create a good philosophy you should renounce metaphysics but be a good mathematician.
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty ‐ a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of paintings or music, yet sublimely pure and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.
The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience.
Leonardo da Vinci
No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically.
If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.
The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics.
The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.
Beauty in mathematics is seeing the truth without effort.
Math is the only place where truth and beauty mean the same thing.
Marcus du Sautoy
Mathematics has beauty and romance. It's not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It's an extraordinary place; it's worth spending time there.