Quote 58: Hungry of war, thirsty of blood

One does not make wars less likely by formulating rules of warfare… War cannot be humanized. It can only be eliminated…”

An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.

Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

Why does this applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us so little
happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.

The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped with a sufficiently strong executive power, can protect us.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

Albert Einstein

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Photo: Omolu Umbanda

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