Quotes by Albert Einstein

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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

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Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

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Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

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He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

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To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

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That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

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It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.

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Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

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The only source of knowledge is experience.

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Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

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It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

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If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

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Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.

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Information is not knowledge.

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Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.

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There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.

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True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

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The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

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I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

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The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

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The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

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If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

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In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

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The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

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The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.

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You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

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It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

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I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

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All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.

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I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.

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True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.

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I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.

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The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.

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You can't blame gravity for falling in love.

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Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

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Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

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The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

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We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

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The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

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I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

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Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

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It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

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When the solution is simple, God is answering.

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I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.

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We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

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We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

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He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

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Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

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If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

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All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

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One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

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An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

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Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

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Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

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Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

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Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

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Love is a better teacher than duty.

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I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

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Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

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The environment is everything that isn't me.

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Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

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Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.

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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.

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God always takes the simplest way.

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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

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Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

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Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

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Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.

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Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

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The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.

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Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

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We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.

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Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

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If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker.

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This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhorThis plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!

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Everything is energy.

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Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.

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Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

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An autocratic system of coercion, in my opinion soon degenerates. For force always attract men of low morality.

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It is only men who are free, who create the inventions and intellectual works which to us moderns make life worth while.

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A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

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I don't try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it."

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In the matter of physics, the first lessons should contain nothing but what is experimental and interesting to see. A pretty experiment is in itself often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from our minds."

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The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill."

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In two weeks the sheeplike masses of any country can be worked up by the newspapers into such a state of excited fury that men are prepared to put on uniforms and kill and be killed, for the sake of the sordid ends of a few interested parties."

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Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

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It is abhorrent to me when a fine intelligence is paired with an unsavory character.

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The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

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If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.

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Working on the final formulation of technological patents was a veritable blessing for me. It enforced many-sided thinking and also provided important stimuli to physical thought. [Academia] places a young person under a kind of compulsion to produce impressive quantities of scientific publications; a temptation to superficiality.

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The value of achievement lies in the achieving.

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

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If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.

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Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.

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Adversity introduces a man to himself.

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After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.

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It may affront the military-minded person to suggest a regime that does not maintain any military secrets.

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Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

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The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it.

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Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made.

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I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

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A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.

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There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies. At such moments one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable; life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only Being.

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I believe in standardizing automobiles. I do not believe in standardizing human beings. Standardization is a great peril which threatens American culture.

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Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

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Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

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Science not only purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism but also contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life.

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For every one billion particles of antimatter there were one billion and one particles of matter. And when the mutual annihilation was complete, one billionth remained - and that's our present universe.

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My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.

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My pacifism is not based on any intellectual theory but on a deep antipathy to every form of cruelty and hatred.

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There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

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Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? ... The simple answer runs: 'Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.'

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In my opinion there is no other salvation for civilization and even for the human race than the creation of a world government with security on the basis of law. As long as there are sovereign states with their separate armaments and armament secrets, new world wars cannot be avoided.

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One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

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How can cosmic religious feeling be communicated from one person to another, if it can give rise to no definite notion of a God and no theology? In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.

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We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

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If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.

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You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.

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Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things and I am greatly indebted to it.

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From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist.

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I made one great mistake in my life-when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made but there was some justification-the danger that the Germans would make them.

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Since I do not forsee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the presence of fear, it would not do.

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Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man's discovery of fire. This basic force of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms.

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.

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The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

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The real difficulty, the difficulty which has baffled the sages of all times, is rather this: how can we make our teaching so potent in the motional life of man, that its influence should withstand the pressure of the elemental psychic forces in the individual?

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That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed.

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Long hair minimizes the need for barbers; socks can be done without; one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years; suspenders are superfluous.

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Creativity is intelligence having fun.

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Every age has its beautiful moments.

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If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.

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Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.

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Don't dream of being a good person, be a human being is valuable and gives value to life.

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The consequence was a positively fanatic [orgy of] freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression

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I think that a particle must have a separate reality independent of the measurements. That is an electron has spin, location and so forth even when it is not being measured. I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.

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The best design is the simplest one that works.

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When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

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Even short words of encouragement is enough to enlighten one's darkened minds and make things a little bit easier to handle. You might be searching for short motivational quotes, that's why I'm here to give you a set of the best short inspiring quotes. Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.

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The conscientious objector is a revoultionary. On deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society.

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My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.

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Modern education is competitive, nationalistic and separative. It has trained the child to regard material values as of major importance, to believe that his nation is also of major importance and superior to other nations and peoples. The general level of world information is high but usually biased, influenced by national prejudices, serving to make us citizens of our nation but not of the world.

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The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.

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I am convinced that some political and social activities and practices of the Catholic organizations are detrimental and even dangerous for the community as a whole, here and everywhere. I mention here only the fight against birth control at a time when overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organize peace on this planet.

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Black holes are where God divided by zero.

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The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

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What lead me more or less directly to the special theory of relativity was the conviction that the electromotive force acting on a body in motion in a magnetic field was nothing else but an electric field.

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Each ray of light moves in the coordinate system 'at rest' with the definite, constant velocity V independent of whether this ray of light is emitted by a body at rest or a body in motion.

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Everybody should be ashamed who uses the wonders of science and engineering without thinking and having mentally realized not more of it than a cow realizes of the botany of the plants which it eats with pleasure.

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If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

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The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children.

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It is my belief that the problem of bringing peace to the world on a supranational basis will be solved only by employing Gandhi's method on a larger scale.

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The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description.

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If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.

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Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.

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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

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Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

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I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Keep fighting until the last buzzer sounds.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of evil.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

It almost seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I believe that whatever we do or live for has its causality; it is good, however, that we cannot see through to it.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I agree with your remark about loving your enemy as far as actions are concerned. But for me the cognitive basis is the trust in an unrestricted causality. 'I cannot hate him, because he must do what he does.' That means for me more Spinoza than the prophets.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

For any one who is pervaded with the sense of causal law in all that happens, who accepts in real earnest the assumption of causality, the idea of a Being who interferes with the sequence of events in the world is absolutely impossible. Neither the religion of fear nor the social-moral religion can have any hold on him.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped with a sufficiently strong executive power, can protect us.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

To stimulate creativity one must develop childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse, eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

It's not that life has been easy, perfect or exactly as expected. I just choose to be happy and grateful no matter how it all turns out. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Just as with the man in the fairy tale who turned whatever he touched into gold, with me everything is turned into newspaper clamor.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

God is clever, but not dishonest.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain and gaining new and wider views.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Out of clutter, find simplicity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as hard duty. Never regard study as duty but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have always disliked the fierce competitive spirit embodied in that highly intellectual game.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The strongest force in the universe is Compound Interest.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Condemnation before investigation is the highest form of ignorance.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Out of the multitude of our sense experiences we take, mentally and arbitrarily, certain repeatedly occurring complexes of sense impression (partly in conjunction with sense impressions which are interpreted as signs for sense experiences of others), and we attribute to them a meaning the meaning of the bodily object.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have made no secret, either privately or publicly, of any sense of outrage over officially enforced military and war service. I regard it as a duty of conscience to fight against such barbarous enslavement of the individual with every means available.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nothing causes more consternation in a group of hypocrits than one honest man.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

It is important for the common good to foster individuality: for only the individual can produce the new ideas which the community needs for its continuous improvement and requirements - indeed, to avoid sterility and petrification

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Since I have introduced this term I had always a bad conscience. . . . I cannot help to feel it strongly and I am unable to believe that such an ugly thing should be realized in nature.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the World.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

In my experience, the best creative work is never done when one is unhappy.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I hate crowds and making speeches. I hate facing cameras and having to answer to a crossfire of questions. Why popular fancy should seize upon me, a scientist, dealing in abstract things and happy if left alone, is a manifestation of mass psychology that is beyond me.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Never lose a holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

An attempt at visualizing the Fourth Dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I thought of that while riding my bicycle.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men - above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The daily struggle does not arise from a purpose or a program, but from an immediate need.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Dancers are the athletes of God.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I live my daydreams in music I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of music.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Gradually the conviction gained recognition that all knowledge about things is exclusively a working-over of the raw material furnished by the senses. ... Galileo and Hume first upheld this principle with full clarity and decisiveness.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Realising the healthy international relations can be created only among populations made up of individuals who themselves are healthy and enjoy a measure a independence, the United Nations elaborated a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

For the moral attitudes of a people that is supported by religion need always aim at preserving and promoting the sanity and vitality of the community and its individuals, since otherwise this community is bound to perish. A people that were to honour falsehood, defamation, fraud, and murder would be unable, indeed, to subsist for very long.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I believe that the horrifying deterioration in the ethical conduct of people today stems from the mechanization and dehumanization of our lives. A disastrous by-product of the development of the scientific and technical mentality. We are guilty. Man grows cold faster than the planet he inhabits.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Princeton is a wonderful little spot. A quaint and ceremonious village of puny demigods on stilts.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Any government is evil if it carries within it the tendency to deteriorate into Tyranny. The danger of such deterioration is more acute in a country in which the government has authority not only over the armed forces but also over every channel of education and information...

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors, concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods-in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

God does not play dice.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

From discord, find Harmony.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

It is not a lack of real affection that scares me away again and again from marriage. Is it a fear of the comfortable life, of nice furniture, of dishonor that I burden myself with, or even the fear of becoming a contented bourgeois.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The world is so full of possibilities that dogmatism is simply indecent.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme. Science without epistemology is-insofar as it is thinkable at all-primitive and muddled.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

When I think of the most able students I have encountered in my teaching - I mean those who have distinguished themselves not only by skill but by independence of thought - then I must confess that all have had a lively interest in epistemology.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

What the individual can do is to give a fine example, and to have the courage to uphold ethical values .. in a society of cynics.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I was originally supposed to become an engineer but the thought of having to expend my creative energy on things that make practical everyday life even more refined, with a loathsome capital gain as the goal, was unbearable to me.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do - but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The faster you go, the shorter you are.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I cannot accept any concept of God based on the fear of life or the fear of death, or blind faith. I cannot prove to you that there is no personal God, but if I were to speak of him I would be a liar.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren't these the same questions as last year's [physics] final exam? Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I believe that the first step in the setting of a real external world is the formation of the concept of bodily objects and of bodily objects of various kinds.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

No idea is conceived in our mind independent of our five senses [i.e., no idea is divinely inspired].

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Women always worry about things that men forget; men always worry about things women remember.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am strongly drawn to a frugal life and am often oppressively aware that I am engrossing an undue amount of the labor of my fellow men.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

When I was still a rather precocious young man, I already realized most vividly the futility of the hopes and aspirations that most men pursue throughout their lives.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have made the Bhagwad Gita as the main source of my inspiration and guide for the purpose of scientific investigations and formation of my theories.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Scientific greatness is less a matter of intelligence than character; if the scientist refuses to compromise or accept incomplete answers and persists in grappling the most basic and difficult questions.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of a sudden a thought occurred to me: "If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight." I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day's work like a happy child at play.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Don't wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The question that drives me hazy is whether it is I or others who is crazy.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Fraulein Noether was the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If I had foreseen Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I would have torn up my formula in 1905.

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America is a democracy and has no Hitler, but I am afraid for her future; there are hard times ahead for the American people, troubles will be coming from within and without. America cannot smile away their Negro problem nor Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are cosmic laws.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

You accept the historical Jesus?

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don't read that hogwash, but rather leave it for the reptile from whom it has been fabricated.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

If honey bees become extinct, human society will follow in four years.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am a stronger follower of Veganism by principle, not just because of moral and aesthetic reasons. I truly believe in a Vegetarian lifestyle and I have faith and hopes in change in human destiny, thanks to the physical effects and benefits of a healthier diet and its influence on the character of the people. It will bring about some benefit and improvement to human society.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The wing structure of the hornet, in relation to its weight, is not suitable for flight, but he does not know this and flies anyway.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

My feeling is religious insofar as I am imbued with the consciousness of the insufficiency of the human mind to understand more deeply the harmony of the Universe which we try to formulate as "laws of nature".

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...the physicist cannot simply surrender to the philosopher the critical contemplation of the theoretical foundations; for, he himself knows best, and feels more surely where the shoe pinches...Physical conceptions are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

There two things that are infinite, human stupidity and the universe, I don't know about the universe

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought which is independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality?

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)

For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. Religion, on the other hand, deals only with evaluations of human thought and action: it cannot justifiably speak of facts and relationships between facts.

Albert Einstein (Source: SoberSides.com)