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Living Philosophies

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A Series of Intimate Credos
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published June 1931 by Ams Press Inc
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Faz
Feb 13, 2015 Faz rated it it was amazing
Einstein, Albert in Living Philosophies Simon and Schuster, New York 1931 [1000 words]
"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men —above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a
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Tom
May 14, 2014 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of "philosophies of life" written by some of the great thinkers of last century. I've read it dozens of times and consider it one of the great treasures in my very modest home library.

Copies are cheap and easy to come by in this age of Amazon, Ebay, Abebooks, etc.

Get a copy. Read it, then re-read it, and let it enrich the way you see yourself and life, generally.
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a collection of the philosophies of a variety of great men
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In 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich by 1909. His 1905 paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. His first paper on Special Relativity Theory, also published in 1905, changed the world. After the rise of the Nazi party, Einstein made Princeton his permanent home, becoming ...more
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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.” 287 likes
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of other men —above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.” 55 likes
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