How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which, at the same time, assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.
Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets - He is out of his mind! His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting- And the need to win drains him of power.
No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
I presume that few who have paid any attention to the history of the Mathematical Analysis, will doubt that it has been developed in a certain order.
If it makes you cry, it goes in the show.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneness, and say, "This life which you live must be lived by youonce again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned-and you with it, dust of the dust!" Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teethand curse that demon? Or would you answer, "Never have I heard anything more divine?"
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.
There's a lot of stress... but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window.
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.
This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it.
As far as my street cred goes, I'll always have that, because I always hang with the kids. I'll jump right off the stage and buy them a beer. I'll be a star on stage, but I'll always hang with the kids.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.
Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them.
There are unwanted emotions and pain that goes along with any birth.
We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.