In India, National Mathematics Day is celebrated each year on December 22 -- the birthday of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). A couple of weeks ago, as this day was celebrated in India, a list of quotes about mathematics included the following:
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas -- Albert Einstein
An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God -- Srinivasa Ramanujan
Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers — Shakuntala Devi
Some mathematician, I believe, has said that true pleasure lies not in the discovery of truth, but in the search for it -- Leo Tolstoy
Math is fun. It teaches you life and death information like when you’re cold, you should go to a corner since it’s 90 degrees there — Anonymous
Previous mentions of Ramanujan in this blog can be found at this link.