Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 8,000
Estimate $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
Sold for $ 9,760
Including buyer's premium

Piece of paper on which Einstein expressed his approach to society. 1925.

Specifications: [1] paper. 12.5x19 cm. German. Three lines in his hand and with his signature.

Content: Free translation from the original German:

"Be pleasant to people, but indifferent to their behavior and opinions. A. Einstein 1925."

In this approach, Einstein expresses the secret of his relationship with society. One one hand, he displayed social sensitivities and was very warm to the people around him; but, at the same time, he guarded his independent manner of thinking and did not submit his thoughts or behaviors to social norms. It is possible that it was this approach that allowed him to develop his unique talents and his groundbreaking novel insights, while remaining a pleasant man of society. His indifference to the behavior of the people around him along with the preservation of his unique style led to the scientist's unique behaviors that were at times strange or humorous.

Condition: Very fine.

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities