120-121, others from Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein (1954), where they appear in the section "Aphorisms for Leo Baeck."Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.But what makes me shudder is that the Church is silent. Churchmen through the ages have fought political and institutional corruption very little, so long as their own sanctity and church property were preserved."Very popular in French: "La culture est ce qui reste lorsque l’on a tout oublié" (Culture is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything).One doesn't need to be a prophet to say, 'The Catholic Church will pay for this silence.' Dr. Attributed in French to Édouard Herriot (1872-1957) and, in English, sometimes to Ortega y Gasset.Viewed from this angle, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are near to one another.Schopenhauer's saying, that "a man can do as he will, but not will as he will," has been an inspiration to me since my youth up, and a continual consolation and unfailing well-spring of patience in the face of the hardships of life..."Mein Weltbild" (1931) ["My World-view", or "My View of the World" or "The World as I See It"], translated as the title essay of the book The World as I See It (1949).Nature is neither solely material nor entirely spiritual.Man, too, is more than flesh and blood; otherwise, no religions would have been possible.
Statements by Einstein from Essays Presented to Leo Baeck on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday (1954), p.When the expected course of everyday life is interrupted, we are like shipwrecked people on a miserable plank in the open sea, having forgotten where they came from and not knowing whither they are drifting...Kenneth Brecher, "Albert Einstein: 14 March, 1879 – 18 April, 1955 A guide for the perplexed", Nature 278 (15 March 1979), pp. The article is described as "A brief collection of direct and indirect quotations by or about Albert Einstein."Let us accept the world is a mystery.Behind each cause is still another cause; the end or the beginning of all causes has yet to be found.William Hermanns, Einstein and the Poet: In Search of the Cosmic Man (1983).He won the Nobel Prize in physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.Hermanns, you will live to see that there is moral law in the universe. Another French variant is "la culture est ce qui reste lorsqu'on a oublié toutes les choses apprises" (Culture is that which remains if one has forgotten everything one has learned), which appears in the 1912 book Propos Critiques by Georges Duhamel, p. And another English variant is "Culture is that which remains with a man when he has forgotten all he has learned" which appears in The Living Age: Volume 335 from 1929, p.159, where it is attributed to "Edouard Herriot, French Minister of Education".They exist with the same necessity and matter-of-factness as he himself.Published in Albert Einstein : Philosopher-Scientist (1949) edited by Paul A. Reprinted in A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein (2009) edited by Stephen Hawking, p. If one purges the Judaism of the Prophets and Christianity as Jesus Christ taught it of all subsequent additions, especially those of the priests, one is left with a teaching which is capable of curing all the social ills of humanity.