Famous quotes of albert einstein

• • "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." • "Imagination is more important than knowledge." • "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." • "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details." • "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." • "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." • "The only real valuable thing is intuition." • "A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." • "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice." • "God is subtle but he is not malicious." • "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." • "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough." • "The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility." • "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing." • "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." • "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." • "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." • "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." • "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." • "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it." • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." • "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." • "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically." • "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." • "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal." • "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

" • "If A is a success in life." • "Equations are more important to me. this trick won't work." . and z is keeping your mouth shut. above all." • "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity.. but an equation is something for eternity.How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?" • "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. This is a cruel libel. then A equals x plus y plus z." • "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. be a sheep. because politics is for the present." • "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. senseless violence." • "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must. Work is x." • "Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.. but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. y is play. they do not refer to reality." • "The important thing is not to stop questioning. I can assure you mine are still greater." • "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought." • "Heroism on command.how passionately I hate them!" • "No. and I'm not sure about the the universe." • "The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears. as far as they are certain. even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.• "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible." • "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality." • "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. they are not certain. and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -." • "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

between our politics and our equations. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought. no religious basis is necessary.. know that the distinction between past. whether one liked it or not. we have to divide up our time like that. He has been given a large brain by mistake. But to me our equations are far more important. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that.• "Yes.one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness." • "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." • "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. He to whom this emotion is a stranger. Heroism at command. very long cat." • "One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations. and the fear of death. since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. they receive them there." • ". from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.. after I had passed the final examination. has already earned my contempt. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. who believe in physics." • "You see. It is the source of all true art and all science. A mathematical equation stands forever.. and blind faith. education. I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.. If only I had known." • "The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances." • "The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking. but through striving after rational knowledge. who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe." • "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file. The only difference is that there is no cat. That means nothing. how . People like us. for politics are only a matter of present concern. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. wire telegraph is a kind of a very. how violently I hate all this. and social ties. the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life." • "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." • "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here.the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. I should have become a watchmaker. present. and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

" • "A human being is a part of a whole. and not everything that can be counted counts.despicable and ignoble war is. This delusion is a kind of prison for us. Albert Einstein An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. not easily described in words. restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. a chair. arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. a bowl of fruit and a violin. Albert Einstein All these primary impulses. seems to be our main problem. are the springs of man's actions. and not for what he thinks should be. a part limited in time and space. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. Albert Einstein Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. and confusion of aims. Albert Einstein . called by us _universe_. Albert Einstein All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. He experiences himself. Albert Einstein A perfection of means." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton) A man should look for what is. I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action.. what else does a man need to be happy? Albert Einstein All religions. his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest. Albert Einstein A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. Albert Einstein A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? Albert Einstein A table." • "Not everything that counts can be counted..

and I'm not sure about the universe. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. but expecting different results. science . however. life . insanity .570 people liked it like "Insanity is doing the same thing. Albert Einstein Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. Albert Einstein Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. infinity .and equally foolish. over and over again. It is. and as far as they are certain." — Albert Einstein tags: einstein . Albert Einstein Common sense invents and constructs no less than its own field than science does in its domain.Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. universe 29.. human-nature . in the nature of common sense not to be aware of this situation. Albert Einstein "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. philosophy . stupidity . Albert Einstein Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Albert Einstein Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. they are not certain. they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein Before God we are all equally wise . humor .." — Albert Einstein tags: humor . Albert Einstein As far as I'm concerned. Albert Einstein As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality. Albert Einstein Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

One is as though nothing is a miracle.715 people liked it like "The difference between genius and stupidity is.490 people liked it like "If you want your children to be intelligent. If you want them to be more intelligent." — Albert Einstein tags: inspirational . read them fairy tales." — Albert Einstein tags: children . miracles 15.403 people liked it like "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Imagination is more important than knowledge." — Albert Einstein tags: simplicity . life . read them more fairy tales.865 people liked it like "Logic will get you from A to Z.131 people liked it like "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Knowledge is limited.048 people liked it like "If you can't explain it to a six year old. fairy-tales 7.292 people liked it like "There are only two ways to live your life.610 people liked it like "Reality is merely an illusion." — Albert Einstein tags: imagination 9. genius has its limits. misattributed 4. albeit a very persistent one." — Albert Einstein tags: mistakes 6.149 people liked it like . miracle ." — Albert Einstein tags: humor 6.262 people liked it like "Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources" — Albert Einstein tags: creativity . imagination will get you everywhere. The other is as though everything is a miracle. humor . live . Imagination encircles the world. understand 8.22." — Albert Einstein tags: imagination . you don't understand it yourself. inspirational 12." — Albert Einstein tags: reality 4.

615 people liked it like "Science without religion is lame.608 people liked it like "I have no special talents." — Albert Einstein (Relativity: The Special and the General Theory) tags: physics ."When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. religion without science is blind. live for today.522 people liked it like "I speak to everyone in the same way.825 people liked it like "If we knew what it was we were doing.072 people liked it like "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. you must keep moving. it would not be called research." — Albert Einstein tags: life 2. would it?" — Albert Einstein tags: science 3." — Albert Einstein tags: humor 4. To keep your balance.878 people liked it like "Life is like riding a bicycle. respect 3. god . A wise person avoids it. science ." — Albert Einstein (The World As I See It) tags: coincidence . The important thing is to not stop questioning. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour." — Albert Einstein tags: inspirational-life 2." — Albert Einstein tags: life . I am only passionately curious." — Albert Einstein 3." — Albert Einstein tags: religion . whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university." — Albert Einstein tags: fav 2.008 people liked it like "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. science 3. hope for tomorrow.435 people liked it like "Learn from yesterday. That's relativity.519 people liked it like "A clever person solves a problem. religion 3.

" — Albert Einstein tags: humor . deep-thoughts .680 people liked it like "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.961 people liked it like "Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something. world 1.797 people liked it like "Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.771 people liked it like "Everybody is a genius. I see my life in terms of music." — Albert Einstein tags: love 1. his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest. I often think in music. opposition . It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. science 1.1." — Albert Einstein tags: funny 1. I would probably be a musician. wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." — Albert Einstein tags: music 1. it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.571 people liked it like "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. He experiences himself.490 people liked it like "A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe. a kind of optical .889 people liked it like "Never memorize something that you can look up. thinking .632 people liked it like "If I were not a physicist." — Albert Einstein tags: greatness . a part limited in time and space." — Albert Einstein tags: love 1.917 people liked it like "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." — Albert Einstein tags: humor 1. spirit 1. I live my daydreams in music. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree." — Albert Einstein tags: change .

philosophy ." — Albert Einstein tags: compassion . value 1.275 people liked it like "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious ." — Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein) tags: art . systems 1. einstein . science . war .058 people liked it like "Black holes are where God divided by zero.the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. This delusion is a kind of prison for us." — Albert Einstein tags: einstein ." — Albert Einstein tags: inspirational 969 people liked it like "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought. science 1. philosophy 1. wisdom 929 people liked it like ." — Albert Einstein tags: albert-einstein . future ." — Albert Einstein 1." — Albert Einstein tags: adulthood . but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. But not simpler. success . Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.065 people liked it like "The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.425 people liked it like "Try not to become a man of success." — Albert Einstein tags: humor 994 people liked it like "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" — Albert Einstein 970 people liked it like "You never fail until you stop trying. Rather become a man of value.253 people liked it like "Everything must be made as simple as possible.delusion of his consciousness. nature .

stupidity 889 people liked it like "Creativity is intelligence having fun." — Albert Einstein tags: force . discord . mouth . then. human . Work is x. of what." — Albert Einstein tags: love 604 people liked it like "If A is a success in life. it is impossible to stand again. But when you fall in love." — Albert Einstein 462 people liked it ." — Albert Einstein 763 people liked it like "When you trip over love. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. work 479 people liked it like "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. shut . y is play. it can only be achieved by understanding. philosophy . difficulty . einstein . it is easy to get up."If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind." — Albert Einstein tags: intelligence ." — Albert Einstein tags: love 803 people liked it like "What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right. then A equals x plus y plus z. and z is keeping your mouth shut" — Albert Einstein tags: albert ." — Albert Einstein tags: clutter . harmony . your 586 people liked it like "Peace cannot be kept by force." — Albert Einstein 824 people liked it like "Love is a better master than duty. wisdom 522 people liked it like "Out of clutter. succes . up . find simplicity. learning . oppurtunity . But I stay with the questions much longer. equations . is an empty desk a sign?" — Albert Einstein tags: einstein . peace 569 people liked it like "It is not that I'm so smart. humor .

" — Albert Einstein tags: quotations 456 people liked it like "God does not play dice with the universe.like "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." — Albert Einstein (The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55) tags: science 440 people liked it like .

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