Over the past few months I’ve been sharing many ideas to help your students develop an appreciation for mathematics. I’ve shared 21 of the best maths strategies; math tips to help improve student motivation; a fun way to review math facts; mental maths games; and other free printable math games.

I always find quotes a good way to motivate and inspire, so I’ve compiled 25 inspirational math quotes. You can use these for inspiration for yourself, or even share them with your students and have a discussion about the meaning of the quote and the person who is quoted.

**25 inspirational math quotes**

1. “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” – **Albert Einstein**

2. “The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.” – **Charles Caleb Colton**

3. “Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” – **Shakuntala Devi**

4. “In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.” – **Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor**

5. “The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” – **Paul Halmos**

6. “Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.” – **Eric Temple Bell**

7. “Mathematics is the music of reason.” – **James Joseph Sylvester **

8. “You don’t have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers.” – **John Forbes Nash, Jr.**

9. “Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives.” – **Anonymous**

10. “Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.” – **Mickey Mouse**

11. “It is clear that the chief end of mathematical study must be to make the students think.” – **John Wesley Young**

12. “One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories.” – **Philip J Davis**

13. “Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.” – **Dean Schlicter**

14. “Just because we can’t find a solution it doesn’t mean that there isn’t one.” – **Andrew Wiles**

15. “Mathematics is the gate and key to science.” – **Roger Bacon**

16. “Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.” – **William Paul Thurston**

17. “There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.” – **Edsger Dijkstra**

18. “Nature is written in mathematical language.” – **Galileo Galilei**

19. “Mathematics is a language.” – **Josiah Willard Gibbs**

20. “Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – **Albert Einstein**

21. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – **Dr. Seuss**

22. “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**

23. “If you stop at general math, then you will only make general money.” **– Snoop Dogg**

24. “Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.” – **Stefan Banach**

25. “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.” – **Bernard Baruch**

**Did I include your favorite math quote? What would you add? In the comments below share your best inspirational math quotes.**

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