Man Versus Civlization / by Marcy Nehorai

“To Rabbi Shimon, eternity was not attained by those who bartered time for space, but by those who knew how to fill their time with spirit. To him the great problem was time rather than space; the task was how to convert time not eternity rather than how to fill space with buildings, bridges, and roads; and the solution of the problem lay in study and prayer rather than in geometry and engineering.” - Rabbi Avraham Joshua Heschel