Quote by Bertrand Russell
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
This quote suggests that when individuals are on the verge of a mental breakdown, they tend to overly prioritize and obsess about their work. They develop an irrational belief that their professional responsibilities hold immense significance, disregarding personal well-being and neglecting other aspects of life. This fixation on work is implied to be a warning sign of imminent psychological distress, implying the need for introspection and finding a healthy work-life balance.
Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.