5 Philosophy Quotes

― Albert Einstein ― Mahatma Gandhi ― Friedrich Nietzsche ― Benjamin Franklin Wade ― Nicolas Chamfort

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

In 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich by 1909. His 1905 paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in 1921. His first paper on Special Relativity Theory, also published in 1905, changed the world. After the rise of the Nazi party, Einstein made Princeton his permanent home, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1940. Einstein, a pacifist during World War I, stayed a firm proponent of social justice and responsibility. He chaired the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, which organized to alert the public to the dangers of atomic warfare.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond.

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
― Benjamin Franklin Wade

Benjamin Franklin “Bluff” Wade was a United States Senator during Civil War reconstruction known for his leading role among the Radical Republicans.

Had the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868 led to a conviction at trial in the Senate, he would have assumed the presidential powers and duties.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
― Nicolas Chamfort

Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, also known as Chamfort was a French writer, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI’s sister, and of the Jacobin club.