Newsletter #81 : Have no rules

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else—unless it is an enemy.

What a betrayal of man’s dignity. He uses the highest gift, his mind, only ten percent, and his emotions and instincts ninety percent.

I have only two rules which I regard as principles of conduct. The first is: Have no rules. The second is: Be independent of the opinion of others.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

We must recognize what in our accepted tradition is damaging to our fate and dignity-and shape our lives accordingly.

Albert Einstein