Monday, March 14, 2005
Today is Einstein's Birthday
Albert Einstein was born one hundred twenty five years ago today. Here are some Einstein quotes and links.
"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe,' a part limited
in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as
something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his
consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to
our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our
task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its
beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such
achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
"The only real valuable thing is intuition."
"In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself."
Einstein Revealed - from the PBS series Nova
Einstein Archives Online
Albert Einstein Archives - from The Jewish National & University Library, Jeruselem
Einstein's FBI File - 1,427 pages.