But very unscientific in some of his thinking, as the following words reveal: "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead..."
He was also a closet Buddhist, to coin an inelegant phrase, as indicated in the following quotation: "The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self."
(And yes, it's true that at the time, gender-neutrality of pronouns was not a burning issue.)
Quotes are taken from page 12 and 11 respectively, in Albert Einstein: Ideas and Opinions published by Rupa & Co, 1979
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