“…people living in different countries kill each other at irregular time intervals, so that also for this reason anyone who thinks about the future must live in fear and terror. This is due to the fact that the intelligence and character of the masses are incomparably lower than the intelligence and character of the few who produce something valuable for the community.” – Albert Einstein

I was (and still am) studying for my Darwin & Einstein exam on friday, and I came across the above quote in the book Ideas and Opinions, it is a collection of writings by Einstein on all kinds of subject from “his theory of relativity, gravitation, and the space-time continuum to religion, human rights, economics, government, and nuclear war.”

What I find funny about the quote I gave at the top of this post is that Einstein is basically saying that people in general are stupid… but he says it in such an elegant way.

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