A subject that has for centuries been the angst of the average man, morality quotes seem to fall into two different camps: those who like to observe its downfall, and those who seek to inspire others to reach for its lofty grasp. Longfellow offered that morality and religion must be tied together, and certainly The Bible may contain the greatest number of morality quotes. The poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau is credited with one of his classically straightforward gems of encouragement: Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something, suggesting that we cannot rest on our laurels, but reach for something greater than ourselves.
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Albert Einstein's interest in physics began when his father gave him a compass when he was five. His teachers believed he had little scholastic promise, so he dropped out of school at the age of 15. Attending the Federal Polytechnic Academy in Zurich, he excelled in mathematics and physics and went on to take a succession of short-lived teaching posts. When his wife became pregnant, he took a job in the patent office. It was in this job that he developed his groundbreaking work on relativity (E = mc2), Brownian motion and the photoelectric effect, the latter which won him the 1921 Nobe…
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