Monday, May 31, 2010

Einstein - "Joyfully marches to music rank and file"

"He who joyfully marches to

music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been
given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord
would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be
done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate
all this, how despicable and ignoble 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

"One of the strongest motives that
lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its
painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's
own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape
from the personal life into the world of objective perception and

-Albert Einstein