Has Beens

Arrows of hate have been aimed at me too, but they have never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world with which I have no connection whatsoever.

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As a human being, 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.

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Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.

#Albert Einstein#Energy#Matter#Vibrations#Has Beens#Senses#Matter And Energy

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

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He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

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I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavors, life would have seemed empty to me. The trite objects of human efforts - possessions, outward success, luxury - have always seemed to me contemptible.

#Albert Einstein#Art#My Way#World#Kindness#Effort#Men#Mind#Possession#Empty#Kinship#Bases#Critical#Ease#Endeavor#Ends#Faces#Fields#Given#Humans#Luxury#Occupation#Unattainable#Way#Has Beens#Ideals#Objects#Objectives

If I had it [life] to do all over again, I’d have been a plumber.

#Albert Einstein#Modern#Plumber#Modern Life#Has Beens#Ifs

It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere… Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

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It strikes me as unfair, and even in bad taste, to select a few of them for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them. This has been my fate, and the contrast between the popular estimate of my powers and achievements and the reality is simply grotesque.

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It’s not that life has been easy, perfect or exactly as expected. I just choose to be happy and grateful no matter how it all turns out. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

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The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavors, life would have seemed to the empty. The trite objects of human efforts — possessions, outward success, luxury—have always seemed to me contemptible.

#Albert Einstein#Beauty#Gratitude#Cheer#Kindness#Effort#Possession#My Way#Faces#Given#Humans#Luxury#Subjects#Way#Has Beens#Ideals#Human Kindness#Kindness And Compassion

The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.

#Albert Einstein#Positive#Kindness#My Way#Ideas#Way#Has Beens#Integrity

The theoretical idea … does not arise apart from and independent of experience; nor can it be derived from experience by a purely logical procedure. It is produced by a creative act. Once a theoretical idea has been acquired, one does well to hold fast to it until it leads to an untenable conclusion.

#Albert Einstein#Experience#Science#Independent#Creative#Logical#Conclusion#Theoretical#Hold Fast#Arise#Doe#Ideas#Procedures#Theory#Wells#Has Beens#Creativity

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

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When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.

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