Friday, August 22, 2008

Great spirits

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 and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form.

Albert Einstein, quoted in New York Times, March 19, 1940
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)