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“I HAVE NOTHING CLEVER TO SAY.  INDEED, I HAVE BECOME A KIND OF AUTHORITY, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO NOT NOTICE WHEN I SAY SOMETHING SILLY.”

EINSTEIN, ALBERT.  (1879-1955).   German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate.  Typed Letter Signed, “A. Einstein”, in German, on his name-imprinted, blind-embossed stationery.  One page, quarto.  “112, Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.” January 10, 1955. To “Dr. Arthur Beer, The Observatories, Cambridge, England.”  Einstein writes:

“Dear Dr. Beer, Many thanks for your letter from the 29th of December. It does not lack good intentions. But it conflicts with my article that I have nothing clever to say. Indeed, I have become a kind of authority, but not enough to not notice when I say something silly. Therefore, nothing can come of it, and I hope that my justification convinces you. Friendly regards, Your A. Einstein”

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