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Multiplication Quotes by Susan Orlean, Charles Caleb Colton, Mark Twain, Gottfried Leibniz, Robert Green Ingersoll, J. G. Holland and many others.

Most fourth graders can’t say why Abraham Lincoln is an important historical figure? Wow. This is far more distressing than if the news had been that fourth graders were bad at reciting multiplication tables, because you can, in fact, Google that.
Susan Orlean
No propagation or multiplication is more rapid that that of evil, unless it be checked; no growth more certain.
Charles Caleb Colton
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Mark Twain
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Mark Twain
The dot was introduced as a symbol for multiplication by Leibniz. On July 29, 1698, he wrote in a letter to Johann Bernoulli: “I do not like X as a symbol for multiplication, as it is easily confounded with x.
Gottfried Leibniz
According to the celestial multiplication table, once one is three, and three times one is one, and according to heavenly subtraction if we take two from three, three are left. The addition is equally peculiar, if we add two to one we have but one. Each one is equal to himself and the other two.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A man may carry the whole scheme of Christian truth in his mind from boyhood to old age without the slightest effect upon his character and aims. It has had less influence than the multiplication table.
J. G. Holland
The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the preposterous.
Emile M. Cioran
A society’s competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.
Albert Einstein
Remember there is always a limit to self-indulgence, none to restraint… Civilization , in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication but in the deliberate and voluntary restriction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment , and increases the capacity for service .
Mahatma Gandhi
You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table.
Rodney “Gipsy” Smith
…These healers…my intellect has been unable to assimilate their theories….But their facts are patent and startling; and anything that interferes with the multiplication of such facts, and with our freest opportunity of observing and studying them, will, I believe, be a public calamity.
William James
Behold the hands, how they promise, conjure, appeal, menace, pray, supplicate, refuse, beckon, interrogate, admire, confess, cringe, instruct, command, mock and what not besides, with a variation and multiplication of variation which makes the tongue envious.
Michel de Montaigne
This survival of the fittest implies multiplication of the fittest.
Herbert Spencer
Government schools, with your tax money, now discourage the teaching of multiplication tables by rote memorization but teach reading by the ‘look-and-say’ method which is memorization of spelling patterns. In doing so, they ensure that children will neither be able to read nor calculate.
Greg Perry
The Wrong Person in the Wrong Place = Regression. The Wrong Person in the Right Place = Frustration. The Right Person in the Wrong Place = Confusion. The Right Person in the Right Place = Progression. The Right People in the Right Places = Multiplication.
John C. Maxwell
It is the multiplication of men who are exluded from working which provokes war. We ought at least to bear this in mind when we boast of the continual decrease in human participation in technical operations.
Jacques Ellul
What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
Wendell Phillips
People are reasonably good at estimating how things add up, but for compounding, which involved repeated multiplication, we fail to appreciate how quickly things grow.
Paul Romer
The world is going mad in mutual extermination, and murder, considered as a crime when committed individually, becomes a virtue when it is committed by large numbers. It is the multiplication of the frenzy that assures impunity to the assassins.
Don’t hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don’t hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table.
Calvin Coolidge
Like many Asian parents, mine were very focused on education. My dad would quiz me with multiplication tables when I was about 5.
Lisa Su
I forsee a marked deterioration in American musicand a host of other injuries to music in its artistic manifestations, by virtue—or rather by vice—of the multiplication of the various music-reproducing machines
John Philip Sousa
With four? Doing a little… Addition? Multiplication?
Veronica Roth
Had my life increased, or merely added to itself? There had been addition and subtraction in my life, but how much multiplication?
Julian Barnes
The problem of abolishing want is not a problem in division, as the politicians so often aver; it is a problem of multiplication.
Henry Wriston
Sometimes, if I really strain my brain, I can even do multiplication.
Michael Grant
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Vladimir Nabokov
The Tao is in all things, in their divisions and their fullness. What I dislike about divisions is that they multiply, and what i dislike about multiplication is that it makes people want to hold fast to it. So people go out and forget to return, seeing little more than ghosts.
If it is a terrifying thought that life is at the mercy of the multiplication of these minute bodies [microbes], it is a consoling hope that Science will not always remain powerless before such enemies.
Louis Pasteur
Warwick Castle, built of the very centuries, cannot be expected to alter with time’s ‘brief hours and weeks’ – at least, with so few of them as fall to one poor mortal’s lot. From visit to visit, I find it as unchanged as the multiplication table.
Katharine Lee Bates
My sister taught me addition and subtraction and multiplication and division, so by the time I got to school, I knew it all, and when we’d do the times tables, I was just focused on doing it faster than anybody else. I already had the information, so it just got me to focus on excellence.
Pardis Sabeti
Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants.
Robert Andrews Millikan
That is the inescapable math of tragedy and the multiplication of grief. Too many good people die a little when they lose someone they love. One death begets two or twenty or one hundred. It’s the same all over the world.
Ben Sherwood
Keep computations to the lowest level of the multiplication table.
David Hilbert
Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants.
Mahatma Gandhi
we middle-aged folk have the education of life, truly; we know the multiplication table of anxieties and sorrows, the subtraction table of loss, the division table of responsibility.
Margaret Deland
The monopoly of a single bank is certainly an evil. The multiplication of them was intended to cure it; but it multiplied an influence of the same character with the first, and completed the supplanting the precious metals by a paper circulation. Between such parties the less we meddle the better.
Thomas Jefferson
The mind reels at the multiplication of books intended to justify the author’s promotion from assistant to associate professor.
C. Northcote Parkinson
I suspect anyway that the important things we learn we never remember because they become a part of us, we absorb them…we don’t absorb multiplication tables.
William Alexander Percy
Beyond the natural numbers, addition, multiplication, and mathematical induction are intuitively clear.
L. E. J. Brouwer
The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.
Thomas Jefferson
The world looks like a multiplication-table, or a mathematical equation, which, turn it how you will, balances itself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The population question is the real riddle of the sphinx, to which no political Oedipus has as yet found the answer. In view of the ravages of the terrible monster over-multiplication, all other riddle sink into insignificance.
Thomas Huxley