It is not possible for minds degraded by a host of trivial concerns to ever rise to anything great, and even if they had the strength to do so they would lack the courage.[Il n’est pas possible que des esprits dégradés par une nmltitude de soins futiles s’élèvent jamais à rien de grand; et, quand ils en aurolent la force, le courage leur nianqueroit.]
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief objective of all technological endeavors… in order that the creations of our minds shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.