“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.”