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Extending @paulmasson's answer regarding Anaconda, you might also invoke sage via a little shell script that sets up an appropriate environment. Something along the lines

~/bin/sage:

#!/bin/bash
export SAGE_ROOT=ls -d1 /Applications/Sage*/Contents/Resources/sage|tail -1
export PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin # this overwrites the PATH defined in your .profile and .bashrc
$SAGE_ROOT/local/bin/sage "$@"


Then at the very end of your ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc you add the line

export PATH=~/bin:\$PATH


which ensures that before anything else the shell looks for commands in your ~/bin directory. You can then invoke sage from the command line.

Alternatively, if you insist on clicking the sage icon in /Applications, you can just edit /Applications/SageMath-7.5.1.app/sage, which is a shell script. Near the beginning just add the line from above that resets the PATH variable.