The Best Inspirational, Famous, and Sometimes Funny Math Quotes and Sayings

A Post By: Anthony Persico

Some have been around for a while others have only emerged in recent years – but all have been selected as the best funny, famous, and inspirational math quotes for teachers to share with students in the classroom. Enjoy!

Inspirational Math Quotes

Share the following math quotes throughout the school year to keep your students inspired and engaged in whatever topic they are learning. You may also want to print some of them out to post in your classroom as a daily source of inspiration.

Which inspirational math quote will be your students favorite?

1.) Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers. –Shakuntala Devi

2.) Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives. –Anonymous

3.) If you stop at general math, then you will only make general money. –Snoop Dogg

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4.) Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. –Albert Einstein

5.) Mathematics may not teach us to add love or subtract hate, but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution. –Anonymous

6.) Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. -David Hilbert

7.) It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day. -Andrew Wiles

8.) Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding. –William Paul Thurston


9.) Mathematics is the music of reason. -James Joseph Sylvester

10.) Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit. -Stefan Banach


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By Anthony Persico


Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.