Sunday, November 01, 2009

Gift or Servant?

'The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.'
--Albert Einstein. You can review earlier mentions of the great man here.


At 4:32 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

I love Einstein quotes because they somehow seem more worthwhile than others. Maybe because he was a genius.:)

At 4:35 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

He must have said something less than profound through that long lifetime. But I haven't yet come across it. Of course, as you suggest, we tend to view him through the genius prism, so he always comes off better. But what's uniquely special about him, I think, was how he wore his genius so lightly within his larger humanity. That was his real genius.

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Maria said...

A member of my writer's group had a genius-brother (now deceased) who worked with Einstein. Upon learning this, I told her that I now can say that I know someone who knew someone who knew Einstein. It doesn't get much closer than that!

At 9:02 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Now there's something you don't come across every day, Maria. It doesn't get any cooler than that.


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