# Motivational Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes

Carl Friedrich Gauss:- Carl Friedrich Gauss (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields in mathematics and sciences.

Sometimes referred to as the Princeps mathematicorum (Latin for “the foremost of mathematicians”) and “the greatest mathematician since antiquity”, Gauss had exceptional influence in many fields of mathematics and science and is ranked among history’s most influential mathematicians.

Gauss was the only child of poor parents. He was rare among mathematicians in that he was a calculating prodigy, and he retained the ability to do elaborate calculations in his head most of his life.

## Inspirational Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes

“God does arithmetic.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Ask her to wait a moment. I am almost done.

When told, while working, that his wife was dying.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Astronomy and Pure Mathematics are the magnetic poles toward which the compass of my mind ever turns.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“By explanation, the scientist understands nothing except the reduction to the least and simplest basic laws possible, beyond which he cannot go, but must plainly demand them; from them however he deduces the phenomena absolutely completely as necessary.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“For three days now this angel, almost too heavenly for earth has been my fiancée … Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant colors. Upon his engagement to Johanne Osthoff of Brunswick; they married 9 Oct 1805.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

### Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes About Science

“I confess that Fermat’s Theorem as an isolated proposition has very little interest for me because I could easily lay down a multitude of such propositions, which one could neither prove nor dispose of.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“I mean the word proof, not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded proof that every doubt becomes impossible.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and as continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

### Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes About Mathematics

“It is always noteworthy that all those who seriously study this science [the theory of numbers] conceive a sort of passion for it.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no human can hasten or retard.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Mathematics is concerned only with the enumeration and comparison of relations.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

### Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes About Nature

“My young friend, I wish that science would intoxicate you as much as our good Göttingen beer! Upon seeing a student staggering down a street.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Sophie Germain proved to the world that even a woman can accomplish something in the most rigorous and abstract of sciences and for that reason would well have deserved an honorary degree.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Theory attracts practice as the magnet attracts iron.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“There have been only three epoch-making mathematicians, Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

### Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes About Education

“Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy laws, my services are bound.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“To what heights would science now be raised if Archimedes had made that discovery [of decimal number notation]!”-Carl Friedrich Gauss

“When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.”-Carl Friedrich Gauss