Today the major reason for our interest in Flatland is that for the first time we can achieve some of the dreams of our ancestors a century ago and obtain direct visual experience of phenomena in a dimension higher than our own.
All of us are slaves to the prejudices of our own dimension.
The slicing technique from Flatland still remains one of the most powerful tools for dealing with aggregates in higher dimensions.
Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge.
The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
If you want to know the future, look at the past.
When I'm judging a theory, I ask myself whether, if I were God, I would have arranged the world in such a way.
In matters of trust and justice there can be no distinction between big problems and small, for the general principles which determine the conduct of men are indivisible. Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that three of his fingers are pointing at himself. Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater.
What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.
When men are engaged in war and conquest, the tools of science become as dangerous as a razor in the hands of a child of three. We must not condemn man because his inventiveness and patient conquest of the forces of nature are being exploited for false and destructive purposes. Rather, we should rem
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
If God has created the world, his primary worry was certainly not to make its understanding easy for us
I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his [sic] creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious ourselves.
I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.
Politics is more difficult than physics.
The most difficult part about understanding something is that we understand it all.
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. Albert Einstei
You accept the historical Jesus?