1. An engineer thinks that his equations are an approximation to reality. A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to his equations. A mathematician doesn't care.

2. Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules.

Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

3. God is real, unless proclaimed an integer.

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*The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. *(St. Augustine)

5. A professor's enthusiasm for teaching precalculus varies inversely with the likelihood of his having to do it.

6. "He was restless during the days and couldn't sleep at night - always trying to solve his problem. When he had finally done it, he wasn't happy: he calls himself a complete idiot and throws all his notes into the garbage. Then he said, he really enjoyed it."

7. Golden rule of deriving: never trust any result that was proved after 11 PM.

On that note …