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"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the '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 us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."  (Albert Einstein)

"All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike--and yet it is the most precious thing we have."  (Albert Einstein)

"Any 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)

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."  (Albert Einstein)

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."  (Albert Einstein)

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood."  (Albert Einstein, in regard to Mohandas Gandhi)

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for falling in love."  (Albert Einstein)

"Great spirits have always faced voilent protest from mediocre minds."  (Albert Einstein)

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."  (Albert Einstein)

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, science 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 an ignorable 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."  (Albert Einstein)

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