Dead souls

Albert Einstein, who lived his life in the pursuit of scientific discovery, used to say: ‘He who can no longer pause to wonder, is as good as dead.’ Madeleine L’Engle, referring to this, said: ‘I share Einstein’s affirmation that anyone who is not lost on the rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe is as good as a burnt out candle.’
It’s also interesting to note that throughout his life Einstein had two portraits on the wall of his home – the great scientists Newton and Maxwell. They were his inspiration. However, towards the end of his life he took their pictures down and replaced them with two others – two great humanitarians, Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer. He’d decided that it was time to replace the image of success with the image of service.

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