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Einstein on the ideas of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty


Einstein on the ideas of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

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Einstein uses those terms without defining them.

The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty. The ordinary objects of human endeavour—property, outward success, luxury—have always seemed to me contemptible.

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