Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I love this Einstein quote:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein


  1. So true. Einstein has repeatedly spoken out against violence in all forms. He had fame, power and glory — and an abundance of humility. Little wonder he held Gandhi in such high esteem. In his words: "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood." And, "I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil."

    That's a nice photograph too. If you notice Einstein has this childlike innocence in all his pictures.

  2. Great word from a huge man. A wonderful post. Well done.

  3. Great quote from a great person.

    Have never seen it before but am glad to see it now.

    Wish that many others would heed this sentiment.

  4. Prashant: Yes, I love this photo of the great man. You can see the joy on his face.

    He said many wise things, but this quote was one of the wisest. I'll probably use more of his quotes as time goes by.

    Gandhi and Einstein. Both great men.

  5. Foto: Thank you. And thanks for dropping by. :)

  6. Kathy: When I first saw it I thought about it awhile and realized how wise his words are.

  7. Yes. It's an anti-war sentiment, among other things.

    I wish I had the time to read a biography of him or at least read about his ideas, not necessarily on the theory of relativity!


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