Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics

  • “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
  • “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Sign hanging in Einstein’s office at Princeton)
  • Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
  • Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
  • Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.