Do not pride yourself on the few great men who, over the centuries, have been born on your earth through no merit of yours. Reflect, rather, on how you treated them at the time, and how you have followed their teachings.This year is the 50th anniversary of Einstein's passing | He died on 18 April 1955 at the age of 76 | He obtained his doctorate 100 years ago | 90 years ago the famous theorem on Relativity was published | This year is also an Einstein Centenary Celebration | Read more about Einstein
It is a mistake often made in this country (USA) to measure things by the amount of money they cost.
We are faced with the dismaying fact that the politicians, the practical men of affairs, have become the exponents of international ideas.
Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.
Democratic institutions and standards are the result of historic developments to an extent not always appreciated in the lands which enjoy them.
It may affront the military-minded person to suggest a regime that does not maintain any military secrets.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
All of us who are concerned for peace and the triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
One misses the elementary reaction against injustice and for justice - that reaction which in the long run represents Man's only protection against a relapse into barbarism.
In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
One is born into a herd of buffaloes and one must be glad if one is not trampled underfoot before one's time.
One has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists. If such humility could be conveyed to everybody, the world of human activities would be more appealing.