Received from a friend:
A MARVELOUS QUOTATION BY ALBERT EINSTEIN
But first . . .
When Paul Newman died, they said how great he was but they failed to
mention he considered himself Jewish (born half-Jewish).
When the woman (Helen Suzman) who helped Nelson Mandela ,died recently,
they said how great she was, but they failed to mention she was Jewish.
On the other side of the equation, when Ivan Boesky or Andrew Fastow or
Bernie Madoff committed fraud, almost every article mentioned they were
However, when Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, Martha Stewart, Randy Cunningham,
Gov. Edwards, Conrad Black, Senator Keating, Gov Ryan, and Gov
Blagojevich messed up; no one reported what religion or denomination
they were, because they were not Jewish.
This is a reminder of a famous Einstein quote:
In 1921, Albert Einstein presented a paper on his then-infant Theory of
Relativity at the Sorbonne, the prestigious French university.
"If I am proved correct," he said, "the Germans will call me a German,
the Swiss will call me a Swiss citizen, and the French will call me a
"If relativity is proved wrong, the French will call me a Swiss, the
Swiss will call me a German, And the Germans will call me a Jew".