“You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this And radio operates exactly the same way you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it
“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.
“Insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
“The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.
“In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!
“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
“I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.
“We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. (on atomic energy)
physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
“I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
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