Quotes to set the Tone

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

John Maynard Keynes

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.

Albert Einstein

You amuse me, you who seem worried that I impose impractical studies upon you. It does not only reside with mediocre minds, but all men have difficulty in persuading themselves that it is through these studies , as if with instruments, that one purifies the eye of the soul, [the Pituitary/Pineal] and that one causes a new fire to burn in this organ which was once obscured and as though extinguished by the shadows of the other sciences, an organ whose [functioning] conservation is more important than ten thousand eyes, since it is by it alone that we contemplate the truth.

Plato: The Rebuplic, VII, 527 d, e

Whoever sets himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the Laughter of the Gods.

Albert Einstein

Oh illusion of the physical! Let not the crumblings of the mighty constructs of the Gods dismay with lonely thoughts the glory of that which once was. In a flash, a moment, with a tick of the cosmic clock, sight will flood the chambers of the mind. And the glittering forms which laid the lines of temple stone, shall be revealed, shimmering and resplendent, as they have ever stood beyond the veil.

Joel Clark