"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid." "Our task [as humans] must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty.""Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth. "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." "The world will be destroyed not by men doing evil but by those who see them and do nothing." "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." (1879-1955)
— Albert Einstein
Others talking about Einstein:
"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
— commentator and former player Joe Theismann, 1996
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." — Albert Einstein