Today marks the 50th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s death. From the BBC, on that day:
“In a statement issued following the scientist’s death, US President Dwight Eisenhower said: ‘No other man contributed so much to the vast expansion of the 20th century knowledge.
‘Yet no other man was more modest in the possession of the power that is knowledge, more sure that power without wisdom is deadly.
‘To all who live in the nuclear age, Albert Einstein exemplified the mighty creative ability of the individual in a free society.'”
(The link to Bertrand Russell’s comments on Einstein’s life and work doesn’t appear to work.)