# David Hilbert short quotes

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. ---->>>

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man. ---->>>

He who seeks for methods without having a definite problem in mind seeks in the most part in vain. ---->>>

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

No one shall expel us from the paradise that Cantor has created for us. ---->>>

Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists. ---->>>

One can measure the importance of a scientific work by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it. ---->>>

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## Biography

**David Hilbert**

**02-14**, 1943