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Author QuotedAlbert Einstein
Title QuotedIdeas and Opinions
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/12/17
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1954
Quotation"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. I am strongly drawn to a frugal life and am often oppressively aware that I am engrossing an undue amount of the labor of my fellow men. I regard class-distinction as unjustified and in the last resort based on forc"¦" Albert Einstein. Beginning my first contacts with this beautiful mind and person who is Einstein. Note in him what was good in Marx, the true social conscience and not what was bad, the neurotic violence.
JournalA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 146
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