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



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