"In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
"In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude."
"It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better."
"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."