The Hot Word
Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Albert Einstein
More Quotes From
"Does the Inertia of a Body Depend upon Its Energy Content?" Annalen der Physik, no. 17 (Sept. 1905)
"Einstein on His Theory" Times (London, November 28, 1919)
Geometry and Experience (1941)
"Ideas and Opinions" Physics and Reality (1936)
motto for the astronomy building of Junior College, Pasadena, California
If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
Albert Einstein (1879–1955), German-born U.S. theoretical physicist. Out of My Later Years, ch. 7 (1950).
Cite this source
Embed this quotation
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
The Daily Beast
Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Advertise with Us
Suggest a Word