Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein


Why War ?

Thus I am led to my first axiom:

The quest of international security involves the unconditional surrender by every nation, in a certain measure, of its liberty of action--its sovereignty that is to say--and it is clear beyond all doubt that no other road can lead to such security.


The craving for power which characterizes the governing class in every nation is hostile to any limitation of the national sovereignty. This political power hunger is often supported by the activities of another group, whose aspirations are on purely mercenary, economic lines. I have especially in mind that small but determined group, active in every nation, composed of individuals who, indifferent to social considerations and restraints, regard warfare, the manufacture and sale of arms, simply as an occasion to advance their personal interests and enlarge their personal authority.

Albert Einstein - Why War ?


Why Socialism?

Albert Einstein - Why Socialism ?


Quotes

"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."

"I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts."

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.. his eyes are closed."

"One may say 'the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."

"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."