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'Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.'


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'Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age.'


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'Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them.'


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'Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again.'


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'News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.'


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'Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it.'


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'When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words.'


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'Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death.'


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'So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.'


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'Who sows fear, reaps weapons.'


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'Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.'


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'The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all.'


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'Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.'


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'World history is tragic.'


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'The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.'


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'We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.'


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'Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality.'


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'Power is paradoxical.'


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'A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory.'


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'Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.'


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'Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality.'


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'In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.'


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'Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.'


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'It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended.'

 

 

 

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