People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
Curiosity is more important than knowledge.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling 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.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.