Thursday, June 21, 2012

Einstein on Gandhi

Albert Einstein wrote this message for the volume published on the occasion of Gandhi's 75th Birthday in 1944. Last paragraph of the message is more widely known than the rest of it.Gandhi was in Jail when the volume was published.
" A leader of his people unsupported by any outward authority ; a politician whose success rests not upon craft nor mastery of technical devices , but simply on the convincing power of his personality ; a victorious fighter who has always scorned the use of force ; a man of wisdom and humility , armed with resolve and inflexible consistency , who has devoted all his strength to the uplifting of his people and the betterment of their lot ; a man who has confronted the brutality of Europe with the dignity of  the simple human being , and thus at all times risen superior .
Generations to come, it may be , will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth . "
N.J., U.S.A.                                                                               
vii 44

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