18 December 2013

Einstein

My passionate interest in social justice and social responsibility has always stood in current contrast to a marked lack of desire for direct association with men and women. I am a horse for single harness, not cut out for tandem or team work... Such isolation is sometimes bitter but I do not regret being cut-off from the understanding and sympathy of other men... I am compensated for it in being rendered independent of the customs, opinions and prejudices of others and am not tempted to rest my peace of mind upon such shifting foundations. 

- Albert Einstein, quoted from Creating Minds by Howard Gardner