One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike—and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
—Quoted in Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel, by Banesh Hoffmann (New York: Viking, 1972), v; The Expanded Quotable Einstein, collected and edited by Alice Calaprice (Princeton University Press, 2000), p. 261
The search for truth and knowledge is one of the finest attributes of a man, though often is most loudly voiced by those who strive for it the least.
To punish me for my contempt of authority, fate has made me an authority myself. Continue reading
What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset.
~ Crowfoot, Blackfoot Warrior and Orator Continue reading
All the genuine, deep delight of life is in showing people the mud-pies you have made; and life is at its best when we confidingly recommend our mud-pies to each other’s sympathetic consideration. ~ J. M. Thorburn