However, hatred then leads to persecution when the might of the majority is behind it.
A mans value to the community depends primarily on how far his feelings, thoughts, and actions are directed towards promoting the good of his fellows.
From original French, Un homme heureux est trop content du prsent pour trop se soucier de l'avenir.
In 'Document 22, Matura Examination (B) French: My Future Plans', The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: The Early Years, 1879-1902 (1987), Vol. A human being is part of the whole, called by us Universe; a part limited in time and space.
Remark during Einsteins first visit to Princeton University (Apr/May 1921), responding to the news that a non aether drift had been found by Mount Vernon Observatory.
As quoted by Banesh Hoffmann, in Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel (1972), 146.
We call him good or bad according to how he stands in this matter.
It looks at first sight as if our estimate of a man depended entirely on his social qualities.
Later posted in the Einstein lounge at the Princeton Department of Mathematics Department.
Einsteins own translation given to Derek Price was God is slick, but he ain't mean (1946).