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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One can measure the importance of a scientific work by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it.
Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt,1971.
Physics is much too hard for physicists.
Source: C. Reid Hilbert, London: Allen and Unwin, 1970.
The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.
Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.
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