26; Baeck's birthday was ; Einstein Archives 28-962.Some quotes are from The New Quotable Einstein (2005) edited by Alice Calaprice, pp.When the expected course of everyday life is interrupted, we are like shipwrecked people on a miserable plank in the open sea, having forgotten where they came from and not knowing whither they are drifting...Kenneth Brecher, "Albert Einstein: 14 March, 1879 – 18 April, 1955 A guide for the perplexed", Nature 278 (15 March 1979), pp. The article is described as "A brief collection of direct and indirect quotations by or about Albert Einstein."Let us accept the world is a mystery.Nature is neither solely material nor entirely spiritual.Man, too, is more than flesh and blood; otherwise, no religions would have been possible.Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in what we believe is evil.
Another person present at the 1954 conversation offered his own slightly different transcription of Einstein's comments, which was published in the article "Death of a Genius" from the 2 May, 1955 issue of Life Magazine. We live now in a scientific age and in a psychological age. You know what the Herdenmenschen (men of herd mentality) can do when they are organized and have a leader, especially if he is a spokesmen for the Church.120-121, others from Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein (1954), where they appear in the section "Aphorisms for Leo Baeck."Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.Various translated editions have been published of this essay; or portions of it, including one titled "What I Believe"; another compilation which includes it is Ideas and Opinions (1954) Speech to the German League of Human Rights, Berlin (Autumn 1932); as published in Einstein: A Life in Science (1994) by Michael White and John Gribbin.This repeats or revises some statements and ideas of Mein Weltbild (1931).(Full text online)Science, Philosophy and Religion, A Symposium, published by the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, Inc., New York (1941); later published in Out of My Later Years (1950) Full text online A religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt of the significance and loftiness of those superpersonal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation.