The Quotable Einstein

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Albert Einstein was a prolific - and often thoughtful and gifted - writer, and he is immensely quotable. This collection of approximately 550 quotations by and about Einstein for the first time arranges his thoughts and ideas thematically. Here we can easily find Einstein's thoughts on everything from America and Americans, Germans and Germany, Jews and Zionism, war and peace, politics, religion, and science to more personal subjects, such as abortion, youth and aging, love and marriage, music, and pets. There is...
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Overview

Albert Einstein was a prolific - and often thoughtful and gifted - writer, and he is immensely quotable. This collection of approximately 550 quotations by and about Einstein for the first time arranges his thoughts and ideas thematically. Here we can easily find Einstein's thoughts on everything from America and Americans, Germans and Germany, Jews and Zionism, war and peace, politics, religion, and science to more personal subjects, such as abortion, youth and aging, love and marriage, music, and pets. There is something to please everyone - and something to offend everyone. Also included are sections on what Einstein has said about other famous people, what others have said about him, a chronology containing biographical data, an updated family tree that includes great-great-grandchildren, answers to the most common questions about Einstein, and a selected bibliography. The book includes an engaging foreword by Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson. To help the reader or researcher, two indexes are provided. The Index of Key Words will help readers find familiar quotations, and the Subject Index will lead them to subjects of particular interest. The book provides documentation, generally to primary sources such as the Einstein Archive and The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.
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Alice Calaprice, the in-house editor for Princeton's Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, began working with the Einstein archives in 1978. As the years went by, she found herself enamoured of certain quotes and began keeping an index-card file of those excerpts. After arranging them by subject, carefully researching their sources and adding the words of "others on Einstein," she has compiled The Quotable Einstein. "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind," he said in 1921, before most of the world recognized it. But not everything was quite so lofty: "To obtain an assured favorable response from people," he wrote to a chocolate manufacturer in 1954, "it is better to offer them something for their stomachs rather than their brains."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691026961
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 9/16/1996
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 4.89 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Einstein Family Tree
Chronology
On Einstein Himself 3
On America and Americans 19
On Death 29
On Education and Academic Freedom 35
On Family 43
On Friends, Specific Scientists, and Others 59
On Germans and Germany 81
On Humankind 87
On Jews, Israel, Judaism, Zionism 93
On Life 105
On Pacifism 111
On Peace, War, the Bomb, and the Military 119
On Politics, Patriotism, and Government 133
On Religion, God, and Philosophy 143
On Science and Scientists, Mathematics, and Technology 163
On Miscellaneous Subjects 187
Attributed to Einstein 221
Others on Einstein 227
Answers to the Most Common Nonscientific Questions about Einstein 243
Bibliography 257
Index of Key Words 261
Subject Index 265
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