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David Hilbert Quotes: Before beginning [to try to prove Fermat's Last Theorem] I should have to put in three years of intensive study, and I haven't that much time to squander on a probable failure.
         

Before beginning [to try to prove Fermat's Last Theorem] I should have to put in three years of intensive study, and I haven't that much time to squander on a probable failure.


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If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years, my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?



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For us there is no ignorabimus, and in my opinion none whatever in natural science. In opposition to the foolish ignorabimus our slogan shall be: "We must know - we will know!"

For us there is no ignorabimus, and in my opinion none whatever in natural science. In opposition to the foolish ignorabimus our slogan shall be: "We must know - we will know!"



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

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



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Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists.





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