The World as I See It
“Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty.” —Albert Einstein, Forum and Century
“Preceding generations have presented us, in a highly developed science and mechanical knowledge, with a most valuable gift which carries with it possibilities of making our life free and beautiful such as no previous generation has enjoyed. But this gif
The book should have organized essays/letters by theme in a chronological fashion, and offered an introduction for each one of them.
Some letters could easily be disregarded. For instance, I don't see any interest in reading the exchange that took place between Einstein and the Academy....more
Einstein sees reason manifesting itself in nature and that an appreciation of this reality is to experience the mysterious. It is this experience that "stands at the cradle of true art and true science" he writes. While this, along with fear, gave rise to religion, Einstein's religious attitude is all about mystery and not, as he w...more
'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a b...more
«L'abilità principale dell'insegnante sta nel risvegliare la gioia nel creare e nel sapere.»
«Ma lo scienziato è posseduto da un senso di causalità universale. Nel futuro, per lui, qualsiasi inezia è tanto necessaria e determinata quanto nel passato. Non c'è nulla di divino riguardo alla moralità, è una questione...more
That might be why I like Einstein and subsequently this book. What I knew of the man behind that iconic frizzy haired picture prior to reading this came from scattered quotes of his I read somewhere or heard from friends. There was eccentricity that drew me in first and then the refreshingly grounded feel one sensed about him that spurred on my fascination about this scientist.
This book is a collection of his...more
عبّر آينشتاين عن فخره كونه يهوديا بقوله - بترجمتي:
السعي وراء العلم من أجل العلم، وحبُّ العدالة، والرغبة في الإستقلال من سِمات اليهود المُميّزة والتي تجعلني أفتخر بأني يهودي.
ما شدّني في هذا الكتاب، حديث آينشتاين عن اليهود والعرب وخاصة عن موضوع إنشاء دولة إسرائيل. من المعروف أن حكومة إسرائيل قد عرضت على آينشتاين منصب رئيس وزر...more
"I want to research, not to teach. There is too much education all together... the only rational way of educating is to be an e...more
and pronouncements of Albert Einstein; it is a selection made with a definite
object-namely, to give a picture of a man. To-day this man is being drawn,
contrary to his own intention, into the whirlpool of political passions and
contemporary history. As a result, Einstein is experiencing the fate that so
many of the great men of history experienced: his character and opinions are
being exhibited to the world in an utterly d...more
A nice book, tells us that one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century was a humanist, a pacifist, and his views about his scien...more
Also nice that a homeless guy got interested in the book just as I finished, and seemed genuinely enthused to have it. Payin' it forward, HJO style.
Un saggio da leggere assolutamente
❤always been my fav quote
"My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."