Intellektualitet

Vi må passe oss så vi ikke gjør intellektet til en gud; det har naturligvis sterke muskler, men ingen personlighet.

Kilde:

Out of My Later Years (1950).

Engelsk:

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Del av:

Our age is proud of the progress it has made in man’s intellectual development. The search and striving for truth and knowledge is one of the highest of man’s qualities - though often the pride is most loudly voiced by those who strive the least. And certainly we should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It cannot lead, it can only serve; and it is not fastidious in its choices of a leader. This characteristic is reflected in the qualities of its priests, the intellectuals. The intellect has a sharp eye for methods and tools, but is blind to ends and values. So it is no wonder that this fatal blindness is handed from old to young and today involves a whole generation.

Albert Einstein

Nasjonalitet: tysk-sveitsisk
Tittel: fysiker
Levde: 1879 - 1955

Einstein er mest kjent for relativitetsteorien og masseenergiloven og regnes som en av de største vitenskapsmenn i det 20. århundre. Han publiserte mer enn 300 vitenskaplige verk og fikk Nobelprisen i fysikk i 1921.

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