gracefully impersonating Einstein

In 1951, while he [Albert Schweitzer] was traveling by train in America, two ladies approached his compartment and diffidently asked, “Have we the honor of speaking to Professor Einstein?”  “No, unfortunately not,” he replied.  “However, he is a very old friend of mine – would you like me to give you his autograph?”  And he wrote, “Albert Einstein, by way of his friend Albert Schweitzer.”

The next year Schweitzer won the Nobel Peace Prize.  From Human Goodness, by Yi-Fu Tuan, p51.

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