Yesterday, I finally walked past the bust of Albert Einstein in the park surrounding Princeton’s Borough Hall. Einstein lived in Princeton for more than twenty years from 1933 until his death in 1955. He worked here through the Institute for Advanced Study, a leading center for theoretical research where major figures in science like Robert Oppenheimer and Kurt Goedel have also held court.
I was struck by the quote on the side of the granite stand below the bust of Einstein:
The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me the energy to face life have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth. (1930)