musings on music and life

June 11, 2014

Einstein said it first

Filed under: Philosophy — Tags: , — sankirnam @ 4:48 pm

“Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.”

“If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.”

If Albert Einstein, the iconic and best-known scientist of the 20th century, says this about science, where does this leave the rest of us slaving away in the trenches?

This last one particularly surprised me:

“It is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

Source: Wikiquotes

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