David Hilbert

1862 - 1943

A Quote by David Hilbert on certainty, mathematics, rules, and simplicity

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.

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 country, mathematics, and world

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics,the cultural world is one country.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.

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A Quote by David Hilbert on science and work

One can measure the importance of a scientific work by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt,1971.

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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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