• Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay, without knowing the whys and the wherefore. In our daily lives we only feel that man is here for the sake of others, for those whom we love and for many other beings whose fate is connected with our own. I am often worried at the thought that my life is based to such a large extent on the work of my fellow human beings and I am aware of my great indebtedness to them.

    "My Credo". Speech to the German League of Human Rights, Berlin (Autumn 1932); as published in "Einstein: A Life in Science" by Michael White and John Gribbin, 1994.