“It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.” – Carl Friedrich Gauss

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

“The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty.” – Bertrand Russell

“A mathematician is a device that turns coffee into theorems.” – Alfréd Rényi, referring to Paul Erdős.