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“Every mathematical discipline goes through three periods of development: the naive, the formal, and the critical.” - David Hilbert

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“Every mathematical discipline goes through three periods of development: the naive, the formal, and the critical.” - +David Hilbert
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“The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.” - David Hilbert

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“The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.” - +David Hilbert
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“A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete until you have made it so clear that you can explain it to the first man whom you meet on the street.” - David Hilbert

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“A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete until you have made it so clear that you can explain it to the first man whom you meet on the street.” - +David Hilbert
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“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

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“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
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“Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.” - David Hilbert

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“Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.” - +David Hilbert
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