“When you are courting a nice girl and hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”
– Albert Einstein
It’s relatively simple. Time contracts when you’re holding the hand of a pretty girl.
“If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.”
Work hard, have fun, and remember it’s usually best to listen instead of talk.
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character”
An occasional bad attitude is human nature. Making a habit of it is becomes a character trait. The decision is yours. And mine.
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
– Albert Einstein
Even the faintest and furthest star, resting at the very edge of the universe, implies a boundary. What knows no bounds is the depth to which the folly of Man can reach.
"What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world."
Could God have just sat quietly "unto himself," or is part of the job of being God creating the world, and the humans that inhabit it?
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Multi-tasking is an illusion. The time/space continuum demands of us that we only do one thing at a time.
We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.
At the end of the day, as we give our last bit of awakened consciousness to sleep, we have only to answer ourselves one question: “Did I do the best I could today?”
“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value“
Success takes, value gives.
“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.”
Man was made in God’s image, not He in ours. That we so utterly fail to live up that image is no reflection on God.
“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
We have no idea what the consequences of a life’s work will be. For some it has been unimaginable, relatively speaking.