Quotes of Equation

“ Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? ”

- Stephen Hawking

“ Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ How did Biot arrive at the partial differential equation? … Perhaps Laplace gave Biot the equation and left him to sink or swim for a few years in trying to derive it. That would have been merely an instance of the way great mathematicians since the very beginnings of mathematical research have effortlessly maintained their superiority over ordinary mortals. ”

- Clifford Truesdell

“ Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Trigonometry is a sine of the times. ”

- Unknown

“ Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry. ”

- Stephen Hawking

“ The opponents and I are really one. My strength and skills only half of the equation. The other half is theirs. An opponent is someone whose strength joined to yours creates a certain result. ”

- Sadaharu Oh

“ Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. ”

- Alan Turing

“ Happiness just wasn't part of the job description back then. You tried to find a helpmate to keep the cold wind and dogs at bay. Happiness just wasn't part of the equation. Survival was. ”

- Robin Green

“ Equation is a second order, nonlinear, vector, differential equation which has defied solution in its present form. It is here therefore we depart from the realities of nature to make some simplifying assumptions… ”

- Bate

“ I believe I can be the person who can bring together conservatives across this country in a spirit of cooperation so that we can once again form government. This is not an agreement for merger with other political parties. Merger is a mathematical equation which does not guarantee victory. ”

- Peter MacKay

“ If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success. ”

- Max Born

“ The only difference was one of them was trying to make a perfect cake and one of them was trying to write a great book. But if we remove that from the equation, it's the same impulse and they are equally entitled to their ecstasies and their despair. ”

- Michael Cunningham

“ The solution goes on famously; but just as we have got rid of all the other unknowns, behold! V disappears as well, and we are left with the indisputable but irritating conclusion: 0 = 0. This is a favourite device that mathematical equations resort to, when we propound stupid questions. ”

- Ecclesiastes

“ The compassion is instigated by the situation, and Godwin, a bit ham-handedly, belabors the situation so that there can be no doubt in the reader's mind, makes Marilyn sweet, young, and innocent so that reader will want to save her - and then the realization of the cold equations will be more effective. ”

- James Gunn

“ There is a lot to be said for self-belief. It is a good part of the equation and I don't think that it was with us this time last year. There was more self-doubt then, whereas now we are starting to believe that we should be up there at the front. ”

- Damon Hill

“ Postmodernists believe that truth is myth, and myth, truth. This equation has its roots in pop psychology. The same people also believe that emotions are a form of reality. There used to be another name for this state of mind. It used to be called psychosis. ”

- Brad Holland

“ Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors, concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods — in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind… ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich

“ To most outsiders, modern mathematics is unknown territory. Its borders are protected by dense thickets of technical terms; its landscapes are a mass of indecipherable equations and incomprehensible concepts. ”

- Ivars Peterson

“ My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation. ”

- Maurice Ravel

“ Many of us grow up with the idea that mistakes are bad, linking our self-esteem with continued success. We become afraid of making mistakes. So in order to achieve success, we tend to steer clear of areas that may lie outside the apparent realm of our natural talent… ”

- Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

“ Concern for man himself and his fate must always be the chief interest of all technical endeavors… In order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ If the impossible's now possible, then anything's possible. And if anything's possible, and I've been reading about Jesus, and my wife's a Jesus freak, the odds are possible that He could come back tomorrow. And where am I in this equation? And then I was done… ”

- Stephen Baldwin

“ I've had a great time. I've had a great career and I've obviously had a very radical conversion in my life. It's very tangible. It's very real. It allowed me and enabled me to become the person that I couldn't on my own. Which is the most powerful part of this whole equation for me… ”

- Stephen Baldwin

“ We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything. This is as true for the infant moving from kicking to crawling to walking as it is for the scientist with his equations. If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach. ”

- Viola Spolin

“ In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers. ”

- Eric Butterworth

“ A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities — potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry — that was a sublime experience… ”

- Gregory Benford Timescape

“ I'm very well acquainted too with matters mathematical, I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical, About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot of news — With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse. ”

- Gilbert and Sullivan
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