Quotes of arithmetic

  1. If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. – Vannevar Bush
  2. Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light. – Claude Debussy
  3. Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones- maybe only the stones- understood. – Annie Dillard
  4. God does arithmetic – Carl Friedrich Gauss
  5. We have the most crude accounting tools. It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic doesn't tell us the things that we need to know. – Susan George
  6. The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer
  7. Schools are really bad now. Schools are not only bad in reading, writing and arithmetic they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art. They don't teach you anything. – John Kricfalusi
  8. The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician. – James C. Maxwell
  9. In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. – Mignon McLaughlin
  10. This is a tricky domain because, unlike simple arithmetic to solve a calculus problem- and in particular to perform integration- you have to be smart about which integration technique should be used: integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, and so on. – Marvin Minsky
  11. Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky- or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time. – Carl Sandburg
  12. I was always looking ahead. I used to do all kinds of things for entertainment. When I was young, we had no radio, no TV. We were 30 miles from the public library, out in the sticks in Western Kansas, and so I'd do arithmetic exercises. – Clyde Tombaugh

Usage examples for arithmetic

  1. Sometimes on that kind of a January night the stars look like numbers, look like the arithmetic writing of a girl going to school and just beginning arithmetic – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  2. I sit at a table working out a problem in arithmetic – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  3. However, you know something of arithmetic don't you? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. William Mulligatawny said, " Arithmetic is wrong." – Poems by Arthur Macy
  5. I won't learn any more arithmetic Miss Pink. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  6. Everybody felt that the really important point was not the essay nor the arithmetic but the conversation as an event and an undertaking, one's attitude and tone, the way one advanced or retired, the success with which one assumed a sympathetic, self- collected, and refined demeanour. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  7. One might just as well complain of the principles of arithmetic because one cannot do a sum correctly! – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  8. This suggestion will not bear the test of arithmetic – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  9. He cleared his throat several times, and began to read aloud the arithmetic results. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. Ted, whose intellect was incapable of adding two and two together, had to sit on a high stool and work endless sums in arithmetic – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  11. Beyond reading and writing and arithmetic it generally does not go. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  12. For this kind of professional arithmetic Howe felt and expressed just and utter contempt. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  13. " But papa said if you'd show me about my arithmetic began Nate. – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  14. We were to study Russian and German and arithmetic – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  15. But he said that a young one nearly six years old ought to know something more than stories- something about the world and arithmetic – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  16. You were better at arithmetic Nan. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  17. See Equipment Arithmetic transition class, Arnswald, Colonel von, Art training, drawing, etc. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  18. Beyond reading and writing, Arithmetic and English Grammar included the entire range of my studies. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  19. Some of the abnormal are fond of arithmetic none shine in composition. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  20. A Negro politician has left this account of a radical recitation in a Florida Negro school: After finishing the arithmetic lesson they must next go through the catechism: " Who is the 'Publican Government of the State of Florida?" – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming