Albert Einstein shouldn't just be known for his giant brain — but for his enormous heart, too.
In 1911, he wrote a letter to his peer Noble Laureate Marie Curie encouraging her to ignore all the unfounded criticism she was facing at the time. I say "unfounded" because it had nothing to do with any of the work she was doing. Instead, of course, it mostly involved her personal life.
At the time, Curie was under a lot of fire for her affair with a physicist named Paul Langevin, though he was estranged from his wife, and critics said that it "tarnished the good name" of her late husband Pierre Curie. Furthermore, despite winning a Nobel Prize for her revolutionary work on radioactivity, she was denied a seat in the French Academy of Sciences in January of 1911 — likely because she was a woman and an atheist (plus, some rumored her to be Jewish — a definite issue in an anti-Semitic France).
In response to all this, Einstein praised Curie's work, and offered her some sage advice that could certainly still apply to anyone in a similar situation now: "don't read that hogwash." Einstein was clearly ahead of his time, giving her the hard-earned respect she deserved — that of an equal.