David Hilbert

1862 - 1943

A Quote by David Hilbert on physics

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Physics is much too hard for physicists.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: C. Reid Hilbert, London: Allen and Unwin, 1970.

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A Quote by David Hilbert on art and mathematics

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by David Hilbert on science and theory

The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by David Hilbert on questions and spirit

The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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