Men are even more susceptible to suggestion than horses, and each period is dominated by a mood, with the result that most men fail to see the tyrant who rules over them.

Uit de Letters to Solovine uit 1938.

Men are even more susceptible to suggestion than horses, and each period is dominated by a mood, with the result that most men fail to see the tyrant who rules over them. If this were true only of science, one could dismiss it with a smirk. But the same holds in politics and in our lives. Our times are so wretched that not one enlightened man is left. On the one hand are fools with evil intentions, on the other, a base egotism. Naturally, America is no different, everything coming here later and more slowly.

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Albert Einstein, geboren in Duitsland (1879), was de natuurkundige die de relativiteitstheorie bedacht. Ook ontving Albert Einstein in 1921 de Nobelprijs voor de Natuurkunde voor zijn ontdekking van de wet van het foto-elektrisch effect. Zijn gedachtengoed is terug te vinden in zijn vele boeken.