Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (30 April 1777 Braunschweig – 23 February 1855 Göttingen) was a German mathematician.

Gauss contributed significantly to ma...

I have a true aversion to teaching. The perennial business of a professor of mathematics is only to teach the ABC of his science… And with this thankless work the professor loses his noble time. Carl Friedrich Gauss

I have a true aversion to teaching. The perennial business of a professor of mathematics is only to teach the ABC of his science… And with this thankless work the professor loses his noble time.

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 have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.

God does arithmetic. Carl Friedrich Gauss

God does arithmetic.

When the architect completes a fine building, he removes the scaffolding. Carl Friedrich Gauss

When the architect completes a fine building, he removes the scaffolding.

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders. Carl Friedrich Gauss

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.

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

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.

Mathematics is the queen of sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics. Carl Friedrich Gauss

Mathematics is the queen of sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics.

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

When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes. Carl Friedrich Gauss

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.

Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated. Carl Friedrich Gauss

Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it. Carl Friedrich Gauss

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.

When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again. Carl Friedrich Gauss

When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.