Everyone should be respected as an individual. But no one should be idolized.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom.
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count. Everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
Equations are more important to me. Because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know that we are here for the sake of each other - 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 bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labours of my fellow men both living and dead and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
Force always attracts men of low morality and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are not even capable of forming such opinions.