If my theory of relativity proves to be correct, Germany will claim me a German, and France will claim me a citizen of the world.
However, if it proves wrong, France will say I'm a German, and Germany will say that I'm a jew.
Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse.
Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Ghandi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills.
Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.
Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.
In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble.
But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it.