PoliticsDedicated to the sensible person behind the scientist


  • An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
  • Any 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.
  • Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
  • All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them.
  • Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
  • Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
  • One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
  • Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
  • Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
  • The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
  • The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
  • We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
  • The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.