Foreword, by Freeman Dyson ix A (long) note about this final edition xvii A brief chronology xxv THE QUOTATIONS On Einstein Himself 1 On and to His Family 29 On Aging 53 On America and Americans 61 On and to Children 75 On Death 89 On Education, Students, and Academic Freedom 97 On and to Friends, Specifi c Scientists, and Others 111 On Germans and Germany 159 On Humankind 171 On Jews, Israel, Judaism, and Zionism 191 On Life 227 On Music 233 On Pacifi sm, Disarmament, and World Government 243 On Peace, War, the Bomb, and the Military 261 On Politics, Patriotism, and Government 287 On Race and Prejudice 309 On Religion, God, and Philosophy 319 On Science and Scientists, Mathematics, and Technology 347 On Miscellaneous Subjects 411 Abortion, Achievement, Ambition, Animals/Pets, Art and Science, Astrology, Birth Control, Birthdays, Books, Causality, China and the Chinese, Christmas, Clarity, Class, Clothes, Competition, Comprehensibility, Compromise, Conscience, Creativity, Crises, Curiosity, Death Penalty, Doctors, England, the English, and the English Language, Epistemology, Flying Saucers and Extraterrestrials, Force, Games, Good Acts, Graphology, Home, Homosexuality, Immigrants, Individuals/Individuality, Intelligence, Intuition, Invention, Italy and the Italians, Japan and the Japanese, Knowledge, Love, Marriage, Materialism, Miracles, Morality, Mysticism, Nature, Pipe Smoking, Posterity, The Press, Prohibition, Psychoanalysis, Public Speaking, Rickshaw Pullers, Sailing, Sculpture, Sex Education, Success, Thinking, Truth, Vegetarianism, Violence, Wealth, Wisdom, Women, Work, Youth Einstein's Verses: A Small Selection 461 Attributed to Einstein 471 Others on Einstein 487 Bibliography 547 Index of Key Words 557 Subject Index 563
Alice Calaprice is a renowned expert on Albert Einstein and was a longtime senior editor at Princeton University Press. She has worked with the "Collected Papers of Albert Einstein" since the founding of the project, has copyedited and overseen the production of all the volumes, and administered the accompanying translation series with a grant from the National Science Foundation. She is the author of several popular books on Einstein and was a recipient of the Literary Market Places award for individual achievement in scholarly editing.
"[The Ultimate Quotable Einstein] is a compelling selection... Students of Einstein's work and life, who are familiar with these contexts, can find many embellishments to their research, and often puzzling contrary notes to customary portrayals of his stance on issues ranging from Zionism to domestic life."--Choice