Einstein on money


“I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?” – Albert Einstein, The world as I see it

I may not entirely agree with his examples, but the thought is pretty good. And if Gandhi continued to be a lawyer and turned into a bureaucrat, we may have not had the form of independence struggle that is continued to be praised even today in the international realm. His personal life and beliefs are something I’ll never adhere to. But nevertheless his form of struggle did get us some sense of ‘non-violent’ foundation for this country. And ironically those who claim to be nationals practice violence in the name of our non-violent leaders of independence struggle.


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