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David Hilbert – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by David Hilbert

 

If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.

– David Hilbert


Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom – that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.

– David Hilbert


How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which, at the same time, assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.

– David Hilbert


Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts.

– David Hilbert


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