Q&A: Quotation of Albert Einstein?

Question by Karl: Quotation of Albert Einstein?
Is the right quotation of Albert Einstein
“It is very depressing to live in a time when it is easier to split the atom than to break down a prejudice”


“It’s very depressing to live in a time where it’s easier to break an atom than a prejudice.”

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Best answer:

Answer by RAY G
It’s academic, because I strongly suspect it’s not by Einstein.

A look in Google Books finds a number of attributions starting in 1958 http://books.google.com/books?client=safari&um=1&lr=&q=%22break+down+a+prejudice%22+Einstein&btnG=Search+Books in the Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, but not a single one identifies where Einstein is supposed to have said or written it. That usually indicates unreliable/fake attribution.

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