Albert Einstein quote

"For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions, and the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything chosenabout them."

Albert Einstein

Born: March 14, 1879

Die: April 18, 1955

Occupation: Theoretical Physicist

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The most important thing is to not stop questioning.

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Mere thinking cannot reveal to us the highest purpose.

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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.

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

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

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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...

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Not until we dare to regard ourselves as a nation, not until we respect ourselves, can we gain the esteem of others, or rather only then will it come of its own accord

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It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of teaching have not yet entirely strangled that sacred spirit of curiosity and inquiry, for this delicate plant needs freedom no less than stimulation.

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Music has no effect on research work, but both are born of the same source and complement each other through the satisfaction they bestow

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I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which...

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Imagination is the highest form of research.

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Be a voice not an echo.

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Everything has changed, except our way of thinking.

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It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically...

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It's not that I'm so smart,

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

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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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The right to search for the truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be the truth.

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Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.

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That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don't notice that the time passes.

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We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count

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The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.

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One has to realize that the powerful industrial groups concerned in the manufacture of arms are doing their best in all countries to prevent the peaceful settlement of international disputes, and that...

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To dwell on the things that depress or anger us does not help in overcoming them. One must knock them down alone.

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Only world law can assure progress towards a civilized peaceful community.

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A world government with powers adequate to guarantee security is not a remote ideal for the distant future. It is an urgent necessity if our civilization is to survive.

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There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation of a world government.

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The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.

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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 fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization...

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Knowledge is realizing that the street is one way; wisdom is looking in both directions anyway.

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We must begin to inculcate our children against militarism by educating them in the spirit of pacifism. Our schoolbooks glorify war and conceal it's horror. I would teach peace rather than war.

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He who cherishes the value of cultures cannot fail to be a pacifist.

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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....

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"There's been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there's another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe."

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"Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem to characterize our age. If we desire sincerely and passionately the safety, the welfare and the free development of the talents of all men, we shall not...

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It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

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[There is] a duty in refusing to cooperate in any undertaking that violates the Constitutional rights of the individual. This holds in particular for all inquisitions that are concerned with the private...

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As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.

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This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless...

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I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.

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Analytics will never tell you everything you want to know.

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Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.

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Anyone can repeat a technical explanation they read in a text-book or blog post.

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True knowledge comes with deep understanding of a topic and its inner workings.

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Albert Einstein

Here's a Challenge: Study a complicated topic in such detail that anyone interested can nod their head and understand as you explain specific concepts within the topic.

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Albert Einstein

Failure is success in progress

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Albert Einstein

Politics is more difficult than physics.

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Albert Einstein

Time does not exist - we invented it

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Albert Einstein

Experts are just trained dogs.

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Albert Einstein

The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which...

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Was wirklich zählt, ist Intuition

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Albert Einstein

I must try, however, as best I can, although I am very conscious of the fact that our feelings and strivings are often contradictory and obscure and that they cannot be expressed in easy and simple formulas.

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Albert Einstein

The only race I know is the human one.

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Albert Einstein

Do you really believe that the moon isn’t there when nobody looks?

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Albert Einstein

During the youthful period of mankind's spiritual evolution human fantasy created gods in man's own image, who, by the operations of their will were supposed to determine, or at any rate to influence,...

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Albert Einstein

For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions, and the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different...

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Albert Einstein

Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions, and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seem to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.

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Albert Einstein

I am truly a "lone traveler" and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart.

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Albert Einstein

Intelligent life on other planets? I'm not even sure there is on earth!

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Albert Einstein

You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.

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Albert Einstein

There does, in fact, appear to be a plan.

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Albert Einstein

I believe in intuition and inspiration...at times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.

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Albert Einstein

The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket.

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Albert Einstein

I believe my theory of relativity to be true. But it will only be proved for certain in 1981, when I am dead.

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Albert Einstein

Academic chairs are many, but wise and noble teachers are few; lecture-rooms are numerous and large, but the number of young people who genuinely thirst after truth and justice is small

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Albert Einstein

If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

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Albert Einstein

I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple

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Albert Einstein

I know little about nature and hardly anything about men.

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Albert Einstein

But in physics I soon learned to scent out the paths that led to the depths, and to disregard everything else, all the many things that clutter up the mind, and divert it from the essential. The hitch...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.

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Albert Einstein

It is the theory which decides what we can observe

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Albert Einstein

How can he possibly be humble? He hasn't done anything yet.

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Albert Einstein

Desire for approval and recognition is a healthy motive, but the desire to be acknowledged as better, stronger, or more intelligent than a fellow being or fellow scholar easily leads to an excessively...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

When I was a fairly precocious young man I became thoroughly impressed with the futility of the hopes and strivings that chase most men restlessly through life. Moreover, I soon discovered the cruelty...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

I love to travel, but hate to arrive.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

I never allow myself to become discouraged under any circumstances. The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work, second, stick-to-ittiveness, third, common sense.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.

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Albert Einstein

A model should be as simple as it can be but no simpler

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Necessity is the mother of all invention.

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Albert Einstein

In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who says there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me...

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Albert Einstein

The world is not threatened by evil people, but by those who allow evil to take place.

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Albert Einstein

It is the theory that decides what can be observed.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

If you're not sure why you're doing something, you can never do enough of it. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

I don't believe in mathematics.

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Albert Einstein

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

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Albert Einstein

One is born into a herd of buffaloes and must be glad if one is not trampled under foot before one's time.

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Albert Einstein

When the nazis came to power, I looked to the universities that prided themselves upon their intellectual freedom, and they failed me. I looked to the German press, which prided itself on the freedom of...

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Albert Einstein

Don't do anything that goes against your conscience, even if your country says so.

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Albert Einstein

A person experiences life as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to...

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Albert Einstein

If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in hope to find...

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Albert Einstein

The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks

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Albert Einstein

A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings.

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Albert Einstein

The height of stupidity is most clearly demonstrated by the individual who ridicules something he knows nothing about.

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Albert Einstein

What can the schools do to defend democracy? Should they preach a specific political doctrine? I believe they should not. If they are able to teach young people to have a critical mind and a socially oriented...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Science will stagnate if it is made to serve practical goals.

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Albert Einstein

I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly.

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Albert Einstein

The most precious things in life are not those you get for money.

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Albert Einstein

Good acts are like good poems. One may easily get their drift, but they are not rationally understood.

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Albert Einstein

One must shy away from questionable undertakings, even when they bear a high-sounding name.

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Albert Einstein

It is not so important where one settles down. The best thing is to follow your instincts without too much reflection.

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Albert Einstein

Mysticism is in fact the only criticism people cannot level against my theory.

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Albert Einstein

God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent.

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Albert Einstein

I have remained a simple fellow who asks nothing of the world; only my youth is gone - the enchanting youth that forever walks on air.

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Albert Einstein

A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.

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Albert Einstein

...and knowledge is one of the finest attributes of man - though often it is most loudly voiced by those who strive for it the least.

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Albert Einstein

I am also convinced that one gains the purest joy from spirited things only when they are not tied in with earning one's livelihood.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

I have firmly decided to bite the dust with a minimum of medical assistance when my time comes, and up to then to sin to my wicked heart's content.

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Albert Einstein

Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.

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Albert Einstein

In one's youth every person and every event appear to be unique. With age one becomes much more aware that similar events recur. Later on, one is less often delighted or surprised, but also less disappointed...

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Albert Einstein

It is true that the grasping of truth is not possible without empirical basis. However, the deeper we penetrate and the more extensive and embracing our theories become the less empirical knowledge is...

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Albert Einstein

The scientific theorist is not to be envied. For Nature, or more precisely experiment, is an exorable and not very friendly judge of his work. It never says "yes" to a theory. In the most favorable cases...

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Albert Einstein

But nature did not deem it her business to make the discovery of her laws easy for us.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science.

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Albert Einstein

I think we have to safeguard ourselves against people who are a menace to others, quite apart from what may have motivated their deeds.

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Albert Einstein

I do not like to state an opinion on a matter unless I know the precise facts.

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Albert Einstein

...behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable.

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Albert Einstein

Truly novel inventions emerge only in one's youth. Later one becomes ever more experienced, famous-and foolish.

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Albert Einstein

My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature not by other feelings.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.

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Albert Einstein

The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life problem.

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Albert Einstein

I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express in words afterwards.

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Albert Einstein

We must recognize what in our accepted tradition is damaging to our fate and dignity-and shape our lives accordingly.

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Albert Einstein

Strange is our situation here upon earth.

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Albert Einstein

I don't know what weapons will be used in the Third World War. But I can tell you what they'll use in the Fourth - rocks!

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Albert Einstein

How do I work? I grope.

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Albert Einstein

Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust,...

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Albert Einstein

I don't need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it

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Albert Einstein

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

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Albert Einstein

A woman is always Right. But sometimes confused or may be misinformed or rude or stubborn or senseless or unchangeable about her opinions or even down right stupid at times but NEVER wrong... She is always...

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Albert Einstein

Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.

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Albert Einstein

The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working. One is tempted to stop and listen to it. The only thing is to turn away and go on working. Work. There is nothing else.

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Albert Einstein

So long as there are men, there will be wars.

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Albert Einstein

New frameworks are like climbing a mountain - the larger view encompasses rather than rejects the more restricted view.

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Albert Einstein

In scientific thinking are always present elements of poetry. Science and music requires a thought homogeneous.

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Albert Einstein

Intelligence and genius

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Albert Einstein

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Nothing will end war unless the people refuse to go to war.

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Albert Einstein

The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all...

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Albert Einstein

Time is relative; its only worth depends upon what we do as it is passing.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

We should be on our guard not to overestimate science and scientific methods when it is a question of human problems, and we should not assume that experts are the only ones who have the right to express...

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Albert Einstein

You are right in speaking of the moral foundations of science, but you cannot turn around and speak of the scientific foundations of morality.

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Albert Einstein

I'm not an atheist. I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books...

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Albert Einstein

We are all very ignorant. What happens is that not all ignore the same things.

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Albert Einstein

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance

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Albert Einstein

Either CS (coordinate system) could be used with equal justification. The two sentences: the sun is at rest and the earth moves, or the sun moves and the earth is at rest, would simply mean two different...

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Albert Einstein

Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.

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Albert Einstein

Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.

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Albert Einstein

It would be better if you begin to teach others only after you yourself have learned something.

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Albert Einstein

Our separation from each other is an optical illusion.

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Albert Einstein

Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.

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Albert Einstein

The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and...

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Albert Einstein

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my...

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Albert Einstein

I came- though the child of entirely irreligious (Jewish) parents - to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve.

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Albert Einstein

The idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naïve.

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Albert Einstein

Our schoolbooks glorify war and conceal its horrors. They indoctrinate children with hatred. I would teach peace rather than war, love rather than hate.

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Albert Einstein

Nothing happens unless something moves.

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Albert Einstein

Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations...

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Albert Einstein

The laws of gravity cannot be held responcible for people falling in love.

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Albert Einstein

I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation.

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Albert Einstein

One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Most people stop looking when they find the proverbial needle in the haystack. I would continue looking to see if there were other needles.

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Albert Einstein

Everyone must become their own person, however frightful that may be.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

I would teach peace rather than war, love rather than hate.

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Albert Einstein

It is both auspicious and peaceful for people to choose vegetarinism.

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Albert Einstein

Imagination without knowledge may create beautiful things, knowledge without imagination can create only perfect ones.

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Albert Einstein

How many people are trapped in their everyday habits: part numb, part frightened, part indifferent? To have a better life we must keep choosing how we are living.

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Albert Einstein

I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that...

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Albert Einstein

Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

A problem cannot be solved at the level of consciousness in which it occurs.

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Albert Einstein

Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by power and by force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon...

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Albert Einstein

We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

If you've never failed, you've never tried anything new.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

The stakes are immense, the task colossal, the time is short. But we may hope - we must hope - that man's own creation, man's own genius, will not destroy him.

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Albert Einstein

The enormous mental resilience, without which no Chess player can exist, was so much taken up by Chess that he could never free his mind of this game

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Albert Einstein

The history of scientific and technical discovery teaches us that the human race is poor in independent and creative imagination.

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Albert Einstein

One should never impose one's views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself.

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Albert Einstein

The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know.

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Albert Einstein

The creative scientist studies nature with the rapt gaze of the lover, and is guided as often by aesthetics as by rational considerations in guessing how nature works.

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Albert Einstein

No scientist thinks in formulae.

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Albert Einstein

The fact that man produces a concept "I" besides the totality of his mental and emotional experiences or perceptions does not prove that there must be any specific existence behind such a concept. We are...

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Albert Einstein

The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separateness.

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Albert Einstein

Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension.

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Albert Einstein

The wonder of nature does not become smaller because one cannot measure it by the standards of human moral and human aims.

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Albert Einstein

Nature conceals her secrets because she is sublime, not because she is a trickster.

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Albert Einstein

The thinking it took to get us into this mess is not the same thinking that is going to get us out of it.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Why is it that no one understands me and everybody likes me

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

If you want different results, do not do the same things.

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Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to...

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Albert Einstein

To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window.

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Albert Einstein

The scientist finds his reward in what Henri Poincare calls the joy of comprehension, and not in the possibility of application to which any discovery may lead.

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Albert Einstein

To be sure, it is not the fruits of scientific research that elevate a man and enrich his nature, but the urge to understand, the intellectual work, creative or receptive.

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Albert Einstein

I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social...

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Albert Einstein

Nevertheless, it is necessary to remember that a planned economy is not yet socialism. A planned economy as such may be accompanied by the complete enslavement of the individual. The achievement of socialism...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Something deeply hidden had to be behind things.

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Albert Einstein

If they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.

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Albert Einstein

The strongest force in the universe is Compound Interest.

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Albert Einstein

I see my life in terms of music.

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Albert Einstein

You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...No we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

There is nothing known as "Perfect". Its only those imperfections which we choose not to see!!

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Albert Einstein

I do not much believe in education. Each person ought to be his or her own model, however frightful that may be.

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Albert Einstein

I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure...

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Albert Einstein

He who finds a thought that lets us a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great peace.

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Albert Einstein

If the moon, in the act of completing its eternal way around the earth, were gifted with self-consciousness, it would feel thoroughly convinced that it was traveling its way of its own accord on the strength...

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Albert Einstein

I do not believe in free will. Schopenhauer's words: 'Man can do what he wants, but he cannot will what he wills,' accompany me in all situations throughout my life and reconcile me with the actions of...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Human beings, in their thinking, feeling and acting are not free agents but are as causally bound as the stars in their motion.

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Albert Einstein

My internal and external life depend so much on the work of others that I must make an extreme effort to give as much as I receive.

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Albert Einstein

My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature and by no other feeling. My love for justice and striving to contribute towards the improvement of human conditions...

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Albert Einstein

The longing to behold this pre-established harmony [of phenomena and theoretical principles] is the source of the inexhaustible patience and perseverance with which Planck has devoted himself ... The state...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds.

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Albert Einstein

What I value in life is quality rather then quantity.

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Albert Einstein

Reason is intuition's servant.

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Albert Einstein

artificial intellegance is no match for natural stupidity

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Albert Einstein

I prefer to make up my own quotes and attribute them to very smart people, so that I can use them to win arguments

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Albert Einstein

For the most part, I do the thing which my own nature prompts me to do. It is embarrassing to earn so much respect and love for it.

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Albert Einstein

I have yet to figure out whether it is I am that am crazy, or the world.

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Albert Einstein

Life is a Mystery, not a problem waiting to be solved.

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Albert Einstein

About Newton: Nature to him was an open book, whose letters he could read without effort.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

To have security against atomic bombs and against the other biological weapons, we have to prevent war, for if we cannot prevent war every nation will use every means that is at their disposal; and in...

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Albert Einstein

Life isn't worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.

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Albert Einstein

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others.

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Albert Einstein

Compound interest on debt was the banker's greatest invention, to capture, and enslave, a productive society.

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Albert Einstein

One always likes to do the things for which one has ability.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize it that you can learn anything you need to...

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Albert Einstein

When Albert Einstein was asked what he would really like to know about the Universe he replied,'is it friendly?

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Go out as far as you can go and start from there

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Albert Einstein

The religion of the future will be cosmic religion. It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.

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Albert Einstein

Our task is to widen our circle of compassion to include all living beings and all of nature

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Albert Einstein

There's a genius in all of us.

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Albert Einstein

Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.

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Albert Einstein

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it.

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Albert Einstein

The value of a man resides in what he gives

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Albert Einstein

No one does anything right in life, until they realize that they are making a mistake

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Albert Einstein

Beyond the realms of what we see, into the regions or the unexplored limited only by our imaginations.

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Albert Einstein

Don't let your brain interfere with your heart.

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Albert Einstein

I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings.

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Albert Einstein

It is not by sitting still at a grand distance and calling the human race larvae that men are to be helped.

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Albert Einstein

America is today the hope of all honorable men who respect the rights of their fellow men and who believe in the principle of freedom and justice.

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Albert Einstein

Thinking is hard work; that's why so few do it.

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Albert Einstein

Time has no independent existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it.

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Albert Einstein

The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

James Clerk Maxwell's [work is the] most profound and the most fruitful ...

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Albert Einstein

Overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organise peace on this planet

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Albert Einstein

Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe.

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Albert Einstein

Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it,...

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Albert Einstein

A great thought begins by seeing something differently, with a shift of the mind's eye.

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Albert Einstein

Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

Education is not received. It is achieved.

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Albert Einstein

The power of imagination is the ultimate creative power.. no doubt about that. While knowledge defines all we currently know and understand.. imagination points to all we might yet discover and create....

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Albert Einstein

The future is not a gift-it is an achievement.

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Albert Einstein

More the knowledge lesser the Ego, lesser the knowledge, more the Ego.

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Albert Einstein

Anti-Semitism is nothing but the antagonistic attitude produced in the non-Jew by the Jewish group. This is a normal social reaction. The Jewish group has thrived on oppression and on the antagonism it...

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Albert Einstein

If tomorrow were never to come, it would not be worth living today.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Our lives will be measured by what we do for others

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Albert Einstein

Capitalism has brought with it progress, not merely in production but also in knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

I no longer believed in the known God of the Bible, but rather in the mysterious God expressed in nature.

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Albert Einstein

It is humankind's duty to respect all life, not only animals have feelings but even also trees and plants.

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Albert Einstein

The payment of the worker is not determined by the value of his product.

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Albert Einstein

A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.

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Albert Einstein

The splitting of the atom has changed everything except for how we think.

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Albert Einstein

People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live.

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Albert Einstein

I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude...

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Albert Einstein

Thus I came...to a deep religiosity, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of 12. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached a conviction that much in the stories of the...

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Albert Einstein

Of what significance is one's existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life? The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within,...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Nothing happens until something moves. When something vibrates, the electrons of the entire universe resonate with it. Everything is connected.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

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Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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Albert Einstein

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

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Albert Einstein

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

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Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

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Albert Einstein

The only source of knowledge is experience.

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Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

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Albert Einstein

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Love is a better teacher than duty.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

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Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

God always takes the simplest way.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

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Albert Einstein

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

You can't blame gravity for falling in love.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

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Albert Einstein

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

God does not play dice.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The environment is everything that isn't me.

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Albert Einstein

The faster you go, the shorter you are.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

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Albert Einstein

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

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Albert Einstein

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Never lose a holy curiosity.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.

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Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

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Albert Einstein

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

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Albert Einstein

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

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Albert Einstein

I have just got a new theory of eternity.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The leaves and the light are one.

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Albert Einstein

To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.

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Albert Einstein

When a blind beetle crawls over the surface of the globe, he doesn't realize that the track he has covered is curved. I was lucky enough to have spotted it.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.

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Albert Einstein

when u knw ur limits u go byond them

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Albert Einstein

Relations between pure and applied mathematicians are based on trust and understanding. Namely, pure mathematicians do not trust applied mathematicians, and applied mathematicians do not understand pure...

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Albert Einstein

The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening

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Albert Einstein

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

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Albert Einstein

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size

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Albert Einstein

Violence sometimes may have cleared away obstructions quickly, but it never has proved itself creative.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward...

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Try first to be a man of value; success will follow.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

War cannot be humanized. It can only be abolished.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

The conflict that exists today is no more than an old-style struggle for power, once again presented to mankind in semireligious trappings. The difference is that, this time, the development of atomic...

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Albert Einstein

One has a feeling that one has a kind of home in this timeless community of human beings that strive for truth. ... I have always believed that Jesus meant by the Kingdom of God the small group scattered...

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Albert Einstein

If I would follow your advice and Jesus could perceive it, he, as a Jewish teacher, surely would not approve of such behavior.

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Albert Einstein

What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion.

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Albert Einstein

Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world. All knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it.

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Albert Einstein

I have yet to meet a single person from our culture, no matter what his or her educational background, IQ, and specific training, who had powerful transpersonal experiences and continues to subscribe to...

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Albert Einstein

Do you remember how electrical currents and 'unseen waves' were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy.

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Albert Einstein

Out yonder there is this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking

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Albert Einstein

Imagination Is More Powerful Than Knowledge Because Knowledhe Is Limited But Imagination Is Without Boundaries

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Albert Einstein

There is no scientific antidote, only education. You've got to change the way people think. I am not interested in disarmament talks between nations . . . What I want to do is to disarm the mind. After...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Creativity is Inspiration having fun

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Albert Einstein

To have a better life we must keep choosing how we are living.

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Albert Einstein

Humankind's desire for peace can be realized only by the creation of a world government.

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Albert Einstein

Each possession I own is but a stone around my neck.

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Albert Einstein

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will.

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Albert Einstein

I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene. Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrasemongers, however artful." He further added: "No man can read the gospels without feeling...

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Albert Einstein

Concepts which have proved useful for ordering things easily assume so great an authority over us, that we forget their terrestrial origin and accept them as unalterable facts. They then become labeled...

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Albert Einstein

Imagination encircles the world.

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Albert Einstein

Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count.

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Albert Einstein

The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and...

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Albert Einstein

I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that...

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Albert Einstein

An autocratic system of coercion, in my opinion, soon degenerates. For force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels....

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Albert Einstein

Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience,...

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Albert Einstein

The Bible is a great source of wisdom and consolation and should be read frequently

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

In talking about human rights today, we are referring primarily to the following demands: protection of the individual against arbitrary infringement by other individuals or by the government; the right...

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Albert Einstein

The Nuremberg Trial of the German war criminals was tacitly based on the recognition of the principle: criminal actions cannot be excused if committed on government orders; conscience supersedes the authority...

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Albert Einstein

This change in the conception of reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton. Refering to James Clerk Maxwell's contributions to physics.

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Albert Einstein

Not all that counts, can be counted

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Albert Einstein

I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful

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Albert Einstein

There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about...

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Albert Einstein

Honestly, I cannot understand what people mean when they talk about the freedom of the human will. I have a feeling, for instance, that I will something or other; but what relation this has with freedom...

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Albert Einstein

The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

War seems to me to be a mean, contemptible thing: I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business. And yet so high, in spite of everything, is my opinion of the human race...

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Albert Einstein

Never underestimate your own ignorance.

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Albert Einstein

The world we have created is a product of our thinking.

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Albert Einstein

As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.

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Albert Einstein

If you want the answer to anything, go sit in Nature for awhile

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Albert Einstein

Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which the problems were created.

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Albert Einstein

The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more...

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow - perhaps it all will.

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Albert Einstein

Keep fighting until the last buzzer sounds.

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Albert Einstein

A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.

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Albert Einstein

Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom.

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Albert Einstein

My position concerning God is that of an agnostic.

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Albert Einstein

Relativity teaches us the connection between the different descriptions of one and the same reality.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

The supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a simple datum of experience.

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Albert Einstein

The theory must not contradict empirical facts,

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Albert Einstein

God is a scientist, not a magician.

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Albert Einstein

To the extent math refers to reality, we are not certain to the extent we are certain, math does not refer to reality.

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Albert Einstein

Without creative, independently thinking and judging personalities the upward development of society is as unthinkable as the development of the individual personality without the nourishing soil of the...

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Albert Einstein

If someone feels that he has never made a mistake in his life, it only means that he has never tried anything new in his life.

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Albert Einstein

In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities.

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Albert Einstein

But the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.

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Albert Einstein

The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against traditional religion...

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Albert Einstein

In the middle of adversity there is great opportunity.

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Albert Einstein

One cannot deal with a problem with the same thinking that creates it.

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Albert Einstein

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.

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Albert Einstein

Most teachers waste their time by asking question which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what pupils knows or is capable...

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Albert Einstein

everyday is an oportunity to make a new happy ending.........

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Albert Einstein

Those who manage their way into a crisis are not necessarily the right people to manage their way out of a crisis

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Albert Einstein

The sole function of education...[is] to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.

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Albert Einstein

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow-creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

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Albert Einstein

Creativity is the residue of time wasted.

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Albert Einstein

The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance

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Albert Einstein

At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.

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Albert Einstein

The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolically...

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Albert Einstein

It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is...

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Albert Einstein

I love Humanity but I hate humans

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Albert Einstein

Failing isn't bad when you learn what not to do.

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Albert Einstein

The pursuit of knowledge is more valuable than its possession.

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Albert Einstein

Non-comprehenders are often distressed. Not you, though-because with good humor you're blessed. After all, your thoughts went like this, I dare say: It was none but the Lord who made us that way.

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Albert Einstein

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

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Albert Einstein

When I was young I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks.

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Albert Einstein

The last thing to collapse is the surface.

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Albert Einstein

It is impossible to get out of a problem by using the same kind of thinking that it took to get into it.

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Albert Einstein

Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water

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Albert Einstein

If I am right the Germans will say I was a German, and the French will say I was a Jew; If I am wrong the Germans will say I was a Jew and the French will say I was a German.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

The best design is the simplest one that works.

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Albert Einstein

I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.

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Albert Einstein

We are part of the whole which we call the universe, but it is an optical delusion of our mind that we think we are separate. This separateness is like a prison for us. Our job is to widen the circle of...

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Albert Einstein

Men like Henry George [ the pioneer of land value taxation] are rare, unfortunately. One cannot imagine a more beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, artistic form, and fervent love of justice.

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Albert Einstein

How vile and despicable war seems to me! I would rather be hacked to pieces than take part in such an abominable business.

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Albert Einstein

You can't solve your problems by using the same thinking that got you into those problems in the first place.

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Albert Einstein

My success wasn't so much due to intelligence, but the fact that I stuck with problems longer.

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Albert Einstein

Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true.

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Albert Einstein

Given the millions of billions of Earth-like planets, life elsewhere in the Universe without a doubt, does exist. In the vastness of the Universe we are not alone.

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Albert Einstein

I advocate world government because I am convinced that there is no other possible way of eliminating the most terrible danger in which man has ever found himself. The objective of avoiding total destruction...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

The analogy I like is this imagine being able to see the world but you are deaf, and then suddenly someone gives you the ability to hear things as well - you get an extra dimension of perception,

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Albert Einstein

A religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt about the significance of those superpersonal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation

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Albert Einstein

On the other hand, the concept owes its meaning and its justification exclusively to the totality of the sense impressions which we associate with it.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

I am an absolute pacifist...It is an instinctive feeling. It is a feeling that possesses me, because the murder of men is disgusting.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place.

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Albert Einstein

People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.

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Albert Einstein

You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle.

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Albert Einstein

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our thinking. Thus, we are drifting toward catastrophe beyond conception. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind...

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Albert Einstein

The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.

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Albert Einstein

It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing.

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Albert Einstein

Politics is far more complicated than physics.

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Albert Einstein

Life is like riding a bicycle. If you want to stay balanced you've got to keep moving forward.

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Albert Einstein

The truth of a theory can never be proven, for one never knows if future experience will contradict its conclusions.

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Albert Einstein

Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.

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Albert Einstein

What counts can't always be counted; what can be counted doesn't always count.

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Albert Einstein

The effort to strive for truth has to precede all other efforts.

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Albert Einstein

The true measure of a man is the degree to which he has managed to subjugate his ego.

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Albert Einstein

Only the one who does not question is safe from making a mistake.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Strenuous intellectual work and the study of God's Nature are the angels that will lead me through all the troubles of this life with consolation, strength, and uncompromising rigor.

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Albert Einstein

Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them-these are the best guides for man.

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Albert Einstein

I believe the most important mission of the state is to protect the individual and make it possible for him to develop into a creative personality.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Where there is love, there is no imposition.

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Albert Einstein

As an elderly man, I have remained estranged from the society here.

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Albert Einstein

If there is no price to be paid, it is also not of value.

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Albert Einstein

To one bent on age, death will come as a release. I feel this quite strongly now that I have grown old myself and have come to regard death like an old debt, at long last to be discharged.

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Albert Einstein

Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal.

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Albert Einstein

The heart says yes, but the mind says no.

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Albert Einstein

I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book

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Albert Einstein

As I have said so many times, God doesn't play dice with the world.

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Albert Einstein

I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.

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Albert Einstein

Relativity is a purely scientific matter and has nothing to do with religion.

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Albert Einstein

A forced faithfulness is a bitter fruit for all concerned.

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Albert Einstein

I can understand your aversion to the use of the term 'religion' to describe an emotional and psychological attitude which shows itself most clearly in Spinoza... I have not found a better expression than...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born, and that is all that is necessary.

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Albert Einstein

I admit that thoughts influence the body.

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Albert Einstein

It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is so easy to recognize a falsehood.

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Albert Einstein

The ordinary adult never gives a thought to space-time problems ... I, on the contrary, developed so slowly that I did not begin to wonder about space and time until I was an adult. I then delved more...

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Albert Einstein

What is essential in the life of a man of my kind is what he thinks and how he thinks, and not what he does or suffers.

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Albert Einstein

The creative principle [of science] resides in mathematics.

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Albert Einstein

The more a country makes military weapons, the more insecure it becomes: if you have weapons, you become a target for attack.

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Albert Einstein

The economists will have to revise their theories of value.

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Albert Einstein

In quitting this strange world he has once again preceded me by a little. That doesn't mean anything. For those of us who believe in physics, this separation between past, present, and future is only an...

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Albert Einstein

Marriage is but slavery made to appear civilized.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

I should very much like to remain in the darkness of not having been analyzed.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

The ability to portray people in still life and in motion requires the highest measure of intuition and talent.

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Albert Einstein

Innovation is not the product of logical thought, even though the final product is tied to a logical structure.

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Albert Einstein

Without changing our pattern of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought

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Albert Einstein

I have never obtained any ethical values from my scientific work.

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Albert Einstein

Love brings much happiness, much more so than pining for someone brings pain.

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Albert Einstein

What I see in Nature is a grand design that we can understand only imperfectly, one with which a responsible person must look at with humility.

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Albert Einstein

The content of scientific theory itself offers no moral foundation for the personal conduct of life.

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Albert Einstein

All my life I have dealt with objective matters; hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to carry out official functions.

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Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

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Albert Einstein

I wouldn't want to live if I did not have my work. In any case, it's good that I'm already old and personally don't have to count on a prolonged future.

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Albert Einstein

I have come to know the mutability of all human relationships and have learned to insulate myself against both heat and cold so that a temperature balance is fairly well assured.

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Albert Einstein

I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.

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Albert Einstein

Let me tell you what I look like: pale face, long hair, and a tiny start of a paunch. In addition, an awkward gait, and a cigar in the mouth and a pen in pocket or hand.

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Albert Einstein

Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Israel is the only place on earth where Jews have the possibility to shape public life according to their own traditional ideals.

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Albert Einstein

There is only one road to human greatness: through the school of hard knocks.

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Albert Einstein

Now to the term 'relativity theory.' I admit that it is unfortunate, and has given occasion to philosophical misunderstandings.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Certainly there are things worth believing. I believe in the brotherhood of man and the uniqueness of the individual. But if you ask me to prove what I believe, I can't. You know them to be true but you...

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Albert Einstein

I cannot write in English, because of the treacherous spelling. When I am reading, I only hear it and am unable to remember what the written word looks like.

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Albert Einstein

Freedom of teaching and of opinion in book or press is the foundation for the sound and natural development of any people.

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Albert Einstein

We must dedicate our lives to drying up the source of war: ammunition factories.

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Albert Einstein

Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions.

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Albert Einstein

I would absolutely refuse any direct or indirect war service and would try to persuade my friends to do the same, regardless of the reasons for the cause of a war.

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Albert Einstein

I do not play games. There is not time for it. When I get through with work, I don't want anything that requires the working of the mind.

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Albert Einstein

He who has never been deceived by a lie does not know the meaning of bliss.

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Albert Einstein

Even the scholars in various lands have been acting as if their brains had been amputated.

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Albert Einstein

I myself should also be dead already, but I am still here.

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Albert Einstein

Every reminiscence is colored by the way things are today, and therefore by a delusive point of view.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all.

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Albert Einstein

The more one chases the quanta, the better they hide themselves.

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Albert Einstein

You must be aware that most men (and also not only a few women) are by nature not monogamous. This nature makes itself even more forceful when tradition and circumstance stand in an individual's way.

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Albert Einstein

I know what it's like to see one's mother go through the agony of death and be unable to help; there is no consolation. We all have to bear such heavy burdens, for they are unalterably linked to life.

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Albert Einstein

The goal of pacifism is possible only though a supranational organization. To stand unconditionally for this cause is the criterion of true pacifism.

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Albert Einstein

When I was young, all I wanted and expected from life was to sit quietly in some corner doing my work without the public paying attention to me. And now see what has become of me.

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Albert Einstein

The trite objects of human efforts-possessions, superficial success, luxury-have always seemed contemptible to me.

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Albert Einstein

There are two different conceptions about the nature of the universe: (1) the world as a unity dependent on humanity; (2) the world as a reality independent of the human factor.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

At present every coachman and every waiter argues about whether or not the relativity theory is correct.

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Albert Einstein

The solitude and peace of mind are serving me quite well, not the least of which is due to the excellent and truly enjoyable relationship with my cousin; its stability will be guaranteed by the avoidance...

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Albert Einstein

To obtain an assured favorable response from people, it is better to offer them something for their stomachs instead of their brains.

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Albert Einstein

Arrows of hate have been aimed at me too, but they have never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world with which I have no connection whatsoever.

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Albert Einstein

In the past it never occurred to me that every casual remark of mine would be snatched up and recorded. Otherwise I would have crept further into my shell.

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Albert Einstein

Those instrumental goods which should serve to maintain the life and health of all human beings should be produced by the least possible labour of all.

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Albert Einstein

I became more and more convinced that even nature could be understood as a relatively simple mathematical structure.

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Albert Einstein

Of all the communities available to us, there is not one I would want to devote myself to except for the society of the true seekers, which has very few living members at any one time.

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Albert Einstein

Berlin is the place to which I am most closely bound by human and scientific ties.

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Albert Einstein

There have already been published by the bucketsful such brazen lies and utter fictions about me that I would long since have gone to my grave if I had allowed myself to pay attention to them.

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Albert Einstein

Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being.

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Albert Einstein

Germany had the misfortune of becoming poisoned, first because of plenty, and then because of want.

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Albert Einstein

Only in mathematics and physics was I, through self-study, far beyond the school curriculum, and also with regard to philosophy as it was taught in the school curriculum.

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Albert Einstein

I have to apologize to you that I am still among the living. There will be a remedy for this, however.

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Albert Einstein

The Press, which is mostly controlled by vested interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.

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Albert Einstein

Scientific research can reduce superstition by encouraging people to think and view things in terms of cause and effect.

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Albert Einstein

O, Youth: Do you know that yours is not the first generation to yearn for a life full of beauty and freedom?

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Albert Einstein

The most important function of art and science is to Awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive.

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Albert Einstein

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. If there's any religion that would cope the scientific needs it will be Buddhism....

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Lasting harmony with a woman (was) an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully.

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Albert Einstein

A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

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Albert Einstein

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....

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Albert Einstein

But could not our situation be compared to one of a menacing epidemic? People are unable to view this situation in its true light, for their eyes are blinded by passion. General fear and anxiety create...

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Albert Einstein

He who finds though that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of...

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Albert Einstein

Every thoughtful, well-meaning and conscientious human being should assume in time of peace, the solemn and unconditional obligation not to participate in any war, for any reason or to lend support...

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Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.

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Albert Einstein

Nor do I take into account a danger of starting a chain reaction of a scope great enough to destroy part or all of the planet...But it is not necessary to imagine the earth being destroyed like a nova...

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Albert Einstein

One does not make wars less likely by formulationg rules of warfare... war cannot be humanized. It can only be eliminated...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

What Artistic and Scientific Experience Have in Common - 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...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alternations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can...

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Albert Einstein

Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton's prism to break white light into...

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Albert Einstein

Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God...

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Albert Einstein

You are the only person I know who has the same attitude towards physics as I have: belief in the comprehension of reality through something basically simple and unified... It seems hard to sneak a look...

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Albert Einstein

About God, I cannot accept any concept based on the authority of the Church... As long as I can remember. I have resented mass indoctrination. I cannot prove to you there is no personal God, but if I were...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These...

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Albert Einstein

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.

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Albert Einstein

During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. The opinion prevailed amoung advanced minds that it was time...

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Albert Einstein

It is a magnificent feeling to recognize the unity of complex phenomena which appear to be things quite apart from the direct visible truth.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Understanding of our fellow human beings...becomes fruitful only when it is sustained by sympathetic feelings in joy and sorrow.

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Albert Einstein

Unless Americans come to realize that they are not stronger in the world because they have the bomb but weaker because of their vulnerability to atomic attack, they are not likely to conduct their policy...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without...

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Albert Einstein

Genius simply cannot be reduced to a set of rules for anyone to follow.

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Albert Einstein

It would be a sad situation if the bag was better than the meat wrapped in it.

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Albert Einstein

This is a time, when there seems to be a particular need for friends of wisdom and truth to join together.

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Albert Einstein

With me every peep becomes a trumpet solo.

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Albert Einstein

There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.

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Albert Einstein

I have lived to prove Thoreau's contention that a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.

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Albert Einstein

Opinions about obviousness are to a certain extent a function of time.

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Albert Einstein

Mathematics are well and good but Nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.

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Albert Einstein

One must console oneself with the thought that time has a sieve through which most of these important things run into the ocean of oblivion and what remains after this selection is often still trite and...

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Albert Einstein

The next world war will be fought with stones.

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Albert Einstein

In any conflict between humanity and technology, humanity will win.

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Albert Einstein

I have survived two wars, two wives and Hitler.

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Albert Einstein

Never let yourself be seduced by any problem, no matter how difficult.

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Albert Einstein

Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else has ever thought.

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Albert Einstein

I simply imagine it so, then go about to prove it.

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Albert Einstein

Qualities I sought in a scientific theory were naturalness, inner perfection and logical simplicity from an aesthetic approach.

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Albert Einstein

I rarely think in words at all.

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Albert Einstein

Discussion and argument are essential parts of science; the greatest talent is the ability to strip a theory until the simple basic idea emerges with clarity.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

The essentials of being a person of my type lies precisely in what they think and how they think, not in what they do. Your thoughts shape you.

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Albert Einstein

It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I feel also not able to imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere. My views are near...

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Albert Einstein

All our thinking is of this nature, a free play with concepts.

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Albert Einstein

God has given me a mule-like stubbornness to stick with a difficult problem and the intuitive powers to conceptualize complex hypothetical situations in my mind.

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Albert Einstein

It is quite possible that we can do greater things than Jesus, for what is written in the Bible about him is poetically embellished.

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Albert Einstein

The rest of my life (as a 39 year old) I want to reflect on what life is.

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Albert Einstein

It is also a natural thing for a serious young man that he should form for himself as precise an idea as possible of the goal of his desires.

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Albert Einstein

I do not believe that a man should be restrained in his daily actions by being afraid of punishment after death or that he should do things only because in this way he will be rewarded after he dies. This...

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Albert Einstein

Intuitive powers played a central role in my scientific work, not wild speculation, yet a valued resource when no other approach was available.

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Albert Einstein

I was just more stubborn and more passionate than most about physics.

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Albert Einstein

Ninety nine failed solutions equals a gain of 99 pieces of information.

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Albert Einstein

I cannot then believe in this concept of an anthropomorphic God who has the powers of interfering with these natural laws. As I said before, the most beautiful and most profound religious emotion that...

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Albert Einstein

In a sailboat I become oblivious to everything else in the world.

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Albert Einstein

In my relativity theory I set up a clock at every point in space, but in reality I find it difficult to provide even one clock in my room.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Only six men in the world know about relativity. I am not one of them. When I ask them to explain, they confused me.

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Albert Einstein

Body and soul are not two different things, but only two different ways of perceiving the same thing. Similarly, physics and psychology are only different attempts to link our experiences together by way...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

In music I do not look for logic. I am quite intuitive on the whole and know no theories. I never like a work if I cannot intuitively grasp its inner unity (architecture).

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Albert Einstein

Nature conceals her mystery by her essential grandeur.

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Albert Einstein

The beauty of it is that we have to content ourselves with the recognition of the miracle, beyond which there is no legitimate way out.

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Albert Einstein

Everybody acts not only under external compulsion but also in accordance with inner necessity.

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Albert Einstein

The world as we see it is only the world as we see it. Others may see it differently.

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Albert Einstein

For the most part we humans live with the false impression of security and a feeling of being at home in a seemingly familiar and trustworthily physical and human environment. But when the expected course...

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Albert Einstein

My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

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Albert Einstein

The satisfaction of physical needs is indeed the indispensable pre-condition of a satisfactory existence, but in itself it is not enough. In order to be content, men must also have the possibility of developing...

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Albert Einstein

All means prove but blunt instruments, if they have not behind them a living spirit.

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Albert Einstein

I always found I was in the best of company, alone.

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Albert Einstein

To act intelligently in human affairs is only possible if an attempt is made to understand the thoughts, motives, and apprehension of one's opponent so fully that one can see the world through their eyes.

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Albert Einstein

In matters of trust and justice there can be no distinction between big problems and small, for the general principles which determine the conduct of men are indivisible. Whoever is careless with the truth...

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Albert Einstein

The great moral teachers of humanity were in a way artistic geniuses in the art of living.

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Albert Einstein

Earnestly I must exert myself in order to return as much as I have received.

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Albert Einstein

The most superior of scientific goals is to embrace a maximum of experiment with a minimum of hypotheses.

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Albert Einstein

Convictions can best be supported with experience and clear thinking.

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Albert Einstein

When we are working at something, we come down from our high logical horse and sniff around with our nose to the ground. Then we obliterate our traces in order to become more God-like.

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Albert Einstein

Work is the only thing I do to escape the corruption of praise.

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Albert Einstein

What good is a reputation not put to good use.

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Albert Einstein

It is easy to say something new, if all senses one will eschew. But hardly ever is found, that the new is also sound.

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Albert Einstein

Long live impudence. It was my guardian angel in this world.

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Albert Einstein

My only refuge, as a serious young man, from the despair of my financial burden to my family, is that I did everything I could to never permit myself any amusements or diversions except those afforded...

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Albert Einstein

I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves. This ethical basis I call the ideal of the pigsty.

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Albert Einstein

You think you have troubles with mathematics . . . I assure you mine are still bigger.

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Albert Einstein

While it is true that an inherently free and scrupulous person may be destroyed, such an individual can never be enslaved or used as a blind tool.

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Albert Einstein

But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.

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Albert Einstein

The most important tool of the theoretical physicist is his wastebasket.

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Albert Einstein

Nature hides her secrets because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse.

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Albert Einstein

I know that it is a hopeless undertaking to debate about fundamental value judgements. For instance, if someone approves, as a goal, the extirpation of the human race from the earth, one cannot refute...

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Albert Einstein

As I look back over the truly crucial events in my life I realize that they were not planned long in advance. Albert Einstein said, 'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing...

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Albert Einstein

I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. My awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea...

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Albert Einstein

I always have a high regard for the individual and have an insuperable distaste for violence and clubmanship. All these motives made me into a passionate pacifist and anti-militarist. I am against any...

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Albert Einstein

School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated...

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Albert Einstein

Everything is Energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

The state was made for man, not man for state.

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Albert Einstein

I get the most joy in life out of music.

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Albert Einstein

My primary process of perceiving is muscular and visual.

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Albert Einstein

You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece.

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Albert Einstein

The woman who follows the crowd will usually believe that I said this.

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Albert Einstein

The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned.

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Albert Einstein

If you want your children to be smart, tell them stories. If you want them to be really smart, tell them more stories. If you want your children to be brilliant, tell them even more stories.

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Albert Einstein

The chicken did not cross the road. The road passed beneath the chicken.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Since that deluge of newspaper articles I have been so flooded with questions, invitations, suggestions, that I keep dreaming I am roasting in Hell, and the mailman is the devil eternally yelling at me,...

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Albert Einstein

One cannot help but be in awe when [one] contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.

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Albert Einstein

There are few enough people with sufficient independence to see the weaknesses and follies of their contemporaries and remain themselves untouched by them.

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Albert Einstein

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams...

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Albert Einstein

Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism.

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Albert Einstein

We must learn to see the world anew.

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Albert Einstein

The dog is very smart. He feels sorry for me because I receive so much mail; that's why he tries to bite the mailman.

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Albert Einstein

We are boxed in by the boundary conditions of our thinking

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Albert Einstein

If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would take 19 days to define it

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

We can understand almost anything, but we can't understand how we understand.

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Albert Einstein

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. It is the source of all true art and science. He who knows it...

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Albert Einstein

Conscious man, to be sure, has at all times been keenly aware that life is an adventure, that life must, forever, be wrested from death.

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Albert Einstein

Never lose a holy curiosity. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value...

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Albert Einstein

At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.

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Albert Einstein

Games are the most elevated form of investigation.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Some men spend a lifetime in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of women. Others pre-occupy themselves with somewhat simpler tasks, such as understanding the theory of relativity!

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and nuclear power: the will.

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Albert Einstein

It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of Courage-to move in the opposite direction.

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Albert Einstein

The man with the greatest soul will always face the greatest war with the low minded person.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Subtle is the Lord. Malicious, He is not.

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Albert Einstein

Brief is this existence, as a visit in a strange house. The path to be pursued is poorly lit by a flickering consciousness.

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Albert Einstein

I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time.

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Albert Einstein

Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.

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Albert Einstein

The true definition of madness is repeating the same action, over and over, hoping for a different result.

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Albert Einstein

The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good...

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Albert Einstein

The emotional state that leads to achievements resembles that of a worshiper or the lover.

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Albert Einstein

I want to know God's thoughts.

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Albert Einstein

We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.

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Albert Einstein

The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be...

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Albert Einstein

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.

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Albert Einstein

Play is the highest from of research.

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Albert Einstein

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.

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Albert Einstein

My sense of god is my sense of wonder about the universe.

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Albert Einstein

There are times when one feels liberated from one’s limits and human imperfections. At such moments, we see ourselves there, in a little corner of our little planet, our eyes fixed in wonder on the cold...

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Albert Einstein

Knowledge exists in two forms - lifeless, stored in books, and alive, in the consciousness of men. The second form of existence is after all the essential one; the first, indispensable as it may be, occupies...

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Albert Einstein

Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

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Albert Einstein

More and more I come to value charity and love of one's fellow being above everything else...All our lauded technological progress-our very civilization-is like the axe in the hand of the pathological...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

I was very pleased with your kind letter. Until now I never dreamed of being something like a hero. But since you've given me the nomination I feel that I am one.

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Albert Einstein

For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Although I tried to be universal in thought, I am European by instinct and inclination.

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Albert Einstein

If God has created the world, his primary worry was certainly not to make its understanding easy for us

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Albert Einstein

Fantasie is belangrijker dan kennis, want kennis is begrensd.

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Albert Einstein

Our technology has surpassed our humanity

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Albert Einstein

A successful man is he who receives a great deal from his fellow men, usually incomparably more than corresponds to his service to them. The value of a man, however, should be seen in what he gives and...

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Albert Einstein

We can't solve today's problems with the mentality that created them.

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Albert Einstein

The world needs heroes and it's better they be harmless men like me than villains like Hitler

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Albert Einstein

An evening everyone agrees, is a lost evening.

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Albert Einstein

Out of complexity, find simplicity!

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Albert Einstein

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

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Albert Einstein

Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Give back to the world at least what you've received.

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Albert Einstein

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving?

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Albert Einstein

There are two important things for full success in life: 1. Don´t tell everything you know.

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Albert Einstein

Innovation is everyones responsibility, not just R&Ds.

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Albert Einstein

The only rational way of educating is to be an example. If one can't help it, a warning example.

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Albert Einstein

The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity... out of discord, harmony... and out of difficulty, opportunity.

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Albert Einstein

It takes a different kind of thinking to solve a problem than the kind of thinking which produced the problem.

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Albert Einstein

Without "ethical culture", there is no salvation for humanity.

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Albert Einstein

We cannot get to where we dream of being tomorrow unless we change our thinking today.

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Albert Einstein

Mathematics deals exclusively with the relations of concepts to each other without consideration of their relation to experience.

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Albert Einstein

The only justification for our concepts and systems of concepts is that they serve to represent the complex of our experiences; beyond this they have not legitimacy.

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Albert Einstein

If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants.

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Albert Einstein

Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.

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Albert Einstein

Einstein was once asked how many feet are in a mile. Einstein's reply was "I don't know, why should I fill my brain with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Conviction is a good motive, but a bad judge.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.

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Albert Einstein

Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of Nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people. For this reason, a research scientist will...

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Albert Einstein

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his...

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Albert Einstein

The idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I am unable to take seriously.

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Albert Einstein

I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of that pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can...

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Albert Einstein

What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos.

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Albert Einstein

.. free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind. There is no room in this for the divinization of a nation, of a class,...

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Albert Einstein

If one holds these high principles clearly before one's eyes, and compares them with the life and spirit of our times, then it appears glaringly that civilized mankind finds itself at present in grave...

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Albert Einstein

But if the longing for the achievement of the goal is powerfully alive within us, then shall we not lack the strength to find the means for reaching the goal and for translating it into deeds.

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Albert Einstein

But science can only be created by those who are thoroughly imbued with the aspiration toward truth and understanding. This source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere of religion. To this there...

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Albert Einstein

As to science, we may well define it for our purpose as "methodical thinking directed toward finding regulative connections between our sensual experiences".

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Albert Einstein

While it is true that science, to the extent of its grasp of causative connections, may reach important conclusions as to the compatibility and incompatibility of goals and evaluations, the independent...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

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,...

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Albert Einstein

If one day you have to choose between the world and love, remember this: If you choose the world you’ll be left without love, but if you choose love, with it you will conquer the world

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Albert Einstein

Although I cannot believe that the individual survives the death of his body, feeble souls harbor such thought through fear or ridiculous egotism.

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Albert Einstein

Enough for me is the mystery of the eternity of life, and the inkling of the marvelous structure of reality. There is in this neither a will nor a goal, nor a must, but only sheer being.

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Albert Einstein

In art, and in the higher ranges of science, there is a feeling of harmony which underlies all endeavor. There is no true greatness in art or science without that sense of harmony.

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Albert Einstein

In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.

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Albert Einstein

Between the difficulties, one hides the opportunity

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Albert Einstein

When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a...

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Albert Einstein

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 feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion...

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Albert Einstein

There will come a point in everyone's life , however, where only intuition can make the leap ahead, without ever knowing precisely how. One can never know why but one must accept intuition as a fact.

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Albert Einstein

Most people go on living their everyday life: half-frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragic-comedy that is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the...

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Albert Einstein

My deep religiosity [...] found an abrupt ending at the age of twelve, through the reading of popular scientific books.

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Albert Einstein

The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.

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Albert Einstein

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.

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Albert Einstein

It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The legs are the wheels of creativity.

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Albert Einstein

Although I have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, I have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism...

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Albert Einstein

The magic of compounding interest is truly the eighth wonder of the world!

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Dancers are the athletes of God.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.

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Albert Einstein

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.

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Albert Einstein

We sleep 1/3 of our lives away.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.

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Albert Einstein

Regarding sex education: no secrets!

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Albert Einstein

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

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Albert Einstein

Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots

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Albert Einstein

I didn't arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.

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Albert Einstein

A country cannot simultaneously prepare and prevent war.

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Albert Einstein

The same thinking that has led you to where you are is not going to lead you to where you want to go.

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Albert Einstein

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, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between...

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such authority over us that we forget their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens.

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Albert Einstein

We are all life trying to live, among other life trying to live.

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Albert Einstein

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....

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere... Science has been charged...

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Albert Einstein

I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few.

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Albert Einstein

Everyone has two choices. We're either full of love... or full of fear.

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Albert Einstein

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.

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Albert Einstein

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

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Albert Einstein

I live my daydreams in music.

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Albert Einstein

[When asked "Dr. Einstein, why is it that when the mind of man has stretched so far as to discover the structure of the atom we have been unable to devise the political means to keep the atom from destroying...

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Albert Einstein

[Misquotation; not by Einstein.] If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. [Apparently remorseful for his role in the development of the atom bomb.]

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Albert Einstein

What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.

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Albert Einstein

A man has to work so hard so that something of his personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so easy, he has only to spray and his presence is there for years on rainy days.

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Albert Einstein

Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more securely.

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Albert Einstein

Philosophers play with the word, like a child with a doll.... It does not mean that everything in life is relative.

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Albert Einstein

The value of achievement lies in the achieving.

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Albert Einstein

I thought of that while riding my bicycle.

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Albert Einstein

Those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.

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Albert Einstein

Out of clutter, find simplicity.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

One reason why mathematics enjoys special esteem,above all other sciences,is that its laws are absolutely certain and indisputable,while those of all other sciences are to some extent debatable and in...

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Albert Einstein

In science, moreover, the work of the individual is so bound up with that of his scientific predecessors and contemporaries that it appears almost as an impersonal product of his generation.

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Albert Einstein

Had I known that the Germans would not succeed in producing an atomic bomb, I would not have lifted a finger.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

I said before, the most beautiful and most profound religious emotion that we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. And this mysticality is the power of all true science. If there is any such...

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Albert Einstein

I do not believe in race as such. Race is a fraud. All modern people are the conglomeration of so many ethnic mixtures that no pure race remains.

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Albert Einstein

I am happy because I want nothing from anyone. I do not care for money. Decorations, titles or distinctions mean nothing to me. I do not crave praise. The only thing that gives me pleasure, apart from...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all people are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all people and all countries - not until then shall we, with a certain...

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Albert Einstein

Only the Catholic Church protested against the Hitlerian onslaught on liberty. Up till then I had not been interested in the Church, but today I feel a great admiration for the Church, which alone has...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

A large part of our attitude toward things is conditioned by opinions and emotions which we unconsciously absorb as children from our environment. In other words, it is tradition—besides inherited aptitudes...

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Albert Einstein

The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. (1945)

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation.

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Albert Einstein

Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.

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Albert Einstein

Nothing happens until something moves.

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Albert Einstein

Most people see what is, and never see what can be.

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Albert Einstein

A man's moral worth is not measured by what his religious beliefs are but rather by what emotional impulses he has received from Nature during his lifetime.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.

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Albert Einstein

Those who staying with the wrong reward,(eg. stay in comfort zone, etc.), long enough will get problem.

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Albert Einstein

When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and...

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Albert Einstein

It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern.

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Albert Einstein

Never memorise what you can look up in a book.

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Albert Einstein

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

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Albert Einstein

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am...

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Albert Einstein

Figuring out how to think about the problem.

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Albert Einstein

I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves -- this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage...

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Albert Einstein

You believe in the God who plays dice, and I in complete law and order in a world that objectively exists, and which I, in a wildly speculative way, am trying to capture. ... Even the great initial success...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

There is nothing divine about morality; it is a purely human affair. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. What the individual can do...

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Albert Einstein

What a deep faith in the rationality of the structure of the world and what a longing to understand even a small glimpse of the reason revealed in the world there must have been in Kepler and Newton to...

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Albert Einstein

Communities tend to be guided less than individuals by conscience and a sense of responsibility. How much misery does this fact cause mankind! It is the source of wars and every kind of oppression, which...

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Albert Einstein

I cannot seriously believe in it [quantum theory] because the theory cannot be reconciled with the idea that physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance...

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Albert Einstein

The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.

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Albert Einstein

The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation.

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Albert Einstein

There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality.

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Albert Einstein

Never memorize something that you can look up.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.

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Albert Einstein

But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people--first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the...

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Albert Einstein

The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the...

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Albert Einstein

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,...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Common to all these types is the anthropomorphic character of their conception of God. In general, only individuals of exceptional endowments, and exceptionally high-minded communities, rise to any considerable...

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Albert Einstein

The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man's image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists.

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Albert Einstein

Nonsense, seems to sum up everything.

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Albert Einstein

I like to experience the universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified. The tree outside is life... The whole of nature is life... The basic laws...

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Albert Einstein

It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists (Jews) do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews.

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Albert Einstein

When we first got married, we made a pact. It was this: In our life together, it was decided I would make all of the big decisions and my wife would make all of the little decisions. For fifty years, we...

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Albert Einstein

From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation.

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Albert Einstein

Thanks to my fortunate idea of introducing the relativity principle into physics, you (and others) now enormously overrate my scientific abilities, to the point where this makes me quite uncomfortable.

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Albert Einstein

It is my inner conviction that the development of science seeks in the main to satisfy the longing for pure knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

Physics is essentially an intuitive and concrete science. Mathematics is only a means for expressing the laws that govern phenomena.

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Albert Einstein

The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.

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Albert Einstein

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.

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Albert Einstein

The thinking that got us to where we are is not the thinking that will get us to where we want to be.

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Albert Einstein

Outer changes always begin with an inner change of attitude.

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Albert Einstein

Once you stop learning, you start dying

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Albert Einstein

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.

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Albert Einstein

Success = 1 part work + 1 part play + 1 part keep your mouth shut

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Albert Einstein

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?

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Albert Einstein

Only the [Catholic] Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration...

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Albert Einstein

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

The Universe is difficult to comprehend because it is obvious.

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Albert Einstein

Genius abhors consensus because when consensus is reached, thinking stops. Stop nodding your head.

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Albert Einstein

You can't use an old map to explore a new world.

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Albert Einstein

Don't become a seeker of success. Become a person of value.

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Albert Einstein

The really valuable method of thought to arrive at a logically coherent system is intuition.

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Albert Einstein

A man who is convinced of the truth of his religion is indeed never tolerant. At the least, he is to feel pity for the adherent of another religion but usually it does not stop there. The faithful adherent...

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Albert Einstein

To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much honor.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Time is not at all what it seems. It does not flow in only one direction, and the future exists simultaneously with the past.

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Albert Einstein

What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that...

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Albert Einstein

The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.

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Albert Einstein

We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library, whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different languages. The child knows that someone must have written those books....

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Albert Einstein

If you feed your mind as often as you feed your stomach, then you'll never have to worry about feeding your stomach or a roof over your head or clothes on your back.

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Albert Einstein

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

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Albert Einstein

Knowledge is limited.

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Albert Einstein

The belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science. Since, however, sense perception only gives information of this external world or of "physical...

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Albert Einstein

Balance in large measure is knowing the things that can be changed, putting them in proper perspective, and recognizing the things that will not change."

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Albert Einstein

Incompetence is the true crisis.

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Albert Einstein

Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind... to Rabbi Herbert Goldstein (1929)

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Albert Einstein

I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in the silence, and the truth comes to me.

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Albert Einstein

To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self.

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Albert Einstein

I soon learned how to scent out that which was able to lead to fundamentals and to turn aside everything else, from the multitude of things that clutter up the mind and divert it from the essential.

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Albert Einstein

Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

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Albert Einstein

Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain. One has to keep this constantly in mind if one wishes to understand...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

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Albert Einstein

It has often been said, and certainly not without justification, that the man of science is a poor philosopher.

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Albert Einstein

All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them.

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Albert Einstein

If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck

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Albert Einstein

A theory is the more impressive the greater is the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates and the more extended the range of its applicability.

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Albert Einstein

Man can find meaning in life only through devoting himself to society.

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Albert Einstein

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

If I could do it all again, I'd be a plumber.

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Albert Einstein

I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe...

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Albert Einstein

As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Development of Western science is based on two great achievements: the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to...

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Albert Einstein

To a student: Dear Miss - I have read about sixteen pages of your manuscript . . . I suffered exactly the same treatment at the hands of my teachers who disliked me for my independence and passed over...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.

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Albert Einstein

The human spirit must prevail over technology.

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Albert Einstein

Man like every other animal is by nature indolent. If nothing spurs him on, then he will hardly think, and will behave from habit like an automaton.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Everything what's inspiring has been created by one who could work in freedom

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Albert Einstein

When I have one week to solve a seemingly impossible problem, I spend six days defining the problem. Then, the solution becomes obvious.

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Albert Einstein

It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.

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Albert Einstein

I recently discussed with an intelligent and well-disposed man the threat of another war, which in my opinion would seriously endanger the existence of mankind, and I remarked that only a supranational...

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

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Albert Einstein

When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.

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Albert Einstein

Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him.

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Albert Einstein

A thousand things can prove me right and one can prove me wrong.

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Albert Einstein

Well, I have considered myself to be very fortunate in that I have been able to do mostly only that which my inner self told me to do... I am also aware that I do receive much criticism from the outside...

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Albert Einstein

It is very difficult to explain this feeling to anyone who is entirely without it, especially as there is no anthropomorphic conception of God corresponding to it. The individual feels the nothingness...

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Albert Einstein

Stand still. The trees ahead and bush beside you are not lost.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

I am strongly drawn to the simple life and am often oppressed by the feeling that I am engrossing an unnecessary amount of the labour of my fellow men. I regard class differences as contrary to justice...

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Albert Einstein

A tyranny based on ... deception and maintained by terror must inevitably perish from the poison it generates within itself.

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Albert Einstein

It's no accident that capitalism has brought with it progress, not merely in production but also in knowledge. Egoism and competition are, alas, stronger forces than public spirit and sense of duty.

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Albert Einstein

I asked myself childish questions and proceeded to answer them.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which...

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Albert Einstein

The music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it - that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed.

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Albert Einstein

But there is another reason for the high repute of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.

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Albert Einstein

The series of integers is obviously an invention of the human mind, a self-created tool which simplifies the ordering of certain sensory experiences.

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Albert Einstein

God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.

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Albert Einstein

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

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Albert Einstein

Time is an illusion.

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Albert Einstein

I have second thoughts. Maybe God is malicious. Told to Valentine Bargmann.

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Albert Einstein

In the beginning (if there was such a thing), God created Newton's laws of motion together with the necessary masses and forces. This is all; everything beyond this follows from the development of appropriate...

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Albert Einstein

Past is dead Future is uncertain; Present is all you have, So eat, drink and live merry.

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Albert Einstein

Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that this is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not bring us any closer to the secrets of the "Old One." I, at...

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Albert Einstein

What I'm really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.

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Albert Einstein

The most practical solution is a good theory.

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Albert Einstein

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest.

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Albert Einstein

We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

Everybody felt his superiority, but nobody felt oppressed by it. Though he had no illusions about people and human affairs, he was full of kindness toward everybody and everything. Never did he give the...

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Albert Einstein

It must be conceded that a theory has an important advantage if its basic concepts and fundamental hypotheses are 'close to experience,' and greater confidence in such a theory is certainly justified....

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Albert Einstein

Man has an intense desire for assured knowledge.

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Albert Einstein

Nobody knows how the stand of our knowledge about the atom would be without him. Personally, [Niels] Bohr is one of the amiable colleagues I have met. He utters his opinions like one perpetually groping...

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Albert Einstein

The world is not full of evil because of those who do wrong. It is full of evil because of those who do nothing.

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Albert Einstein

The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have...

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Albert Einstein

Anyone who thinks science is trying to make human life easier or more pleasant is utterly mistaken.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Since 99.362% of women love mustache rides, it seems only a fool would have a bare upper lip.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. One should earn one's living by work of which one is sure one is capable. Only when we do not have to be accountable to anybody...

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Albert Einstein

Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.

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Albert Einstein

The aim of science is, on the one hand, as complete a comprehension as possible of the connection between perceptible experiences in their totality, and, on the other hand, the achievement of this aim...

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Albert Einstein

(Reply on what constitutes scientific proof:)"The question is much too difficult for me.

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Albert Einstein

Hope that justice will be done to those brave men who stood up for their convictions.

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Albert Einstein

What distinguishes the language of science from language as we ordinarily understand the word? ... What science strives for is an utmost acuteness and clarity of concepts as regards their mutual relation...

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Albert Einstein

I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence - as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason...

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Albert Einstein

On the left-hand side of the field equation we may add the fundamental tensor guv, multiplied by a universal constant, -λ, at present unknown, without destroying the general covariance.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Albert Einstein

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.

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Albert Einstein

A theory is the more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises is, the more different kinds of things it relates, and the more extended is its area of applicability. Therefore the deep impression...

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Albert Einstein

By an application of the theory of relativity to the taste of readers, today in Germany I am called a German man of science, and in England I am represented as a Swiss Jew. If I come to be regarded as...

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Albert Einstein

Classical thermodynamics ... is the only physical theory of universal content which I am convinced ... will never be overthrown.

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Albert Einstein

The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, and religious scripture a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty...

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Albert Einstein

From a certain temperature on, the molecules 'condense' without attractive forces; that is, they accumulate at zero velocity. The theory is pretty, but is there some truth in it.

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Albert Einstein

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. On being reproached that his formula of gravitation was longer and more cumbersome than Newton's.

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Albert Einstein

Scarcely anyone who comprehends this theory can escape its magic.

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Albert Einstein

The theoretical idea ... does not arise apart from and independent of experience; nor can it be derived from experience by a purely logical procedure. It is produced by a creative act. Once a theoretical...

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Albert Einstein

We can invent as many theories we like, and any one of them can be made to fit the facts. But that theory is always preferred which makes the fewest number of assumptions.

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Albert Einstein

It strikes me as unfair, and even in bad taste, to select a few of them for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them. This has been my fate, and the contrast between...

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Albert Einstein

I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene….No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.

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Albert Einstein

From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and...

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Albert Einstein

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

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Albert Einstein

As for the search for truth, I know from my own painful searching, with its many blind alleys, how hard it is to take a reliable step, be it ever so small, towards the understanding of that which is truly...

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Albert Einstein

It is open to every man to choose the direction of his striving; and also every man may draw comfort from Lessing's fine saying, that the search for truth is more precious than its possession.

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Albert Einstein

How insidious Nature is when one is trying to get at it experimentally.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Mere praise of peace is easy and ineffective. What is needed is acitve participation in the fight against war and everything which leads to it.

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Albert Einstein

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?

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Albert Einstein

I learned many years ago never to waste time trying to convince my colleagues.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way.

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Albert Einstein

Don't be too hard on me. Everyone has to sacrifice at the altar of stupidity from time to time.

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Albert Einstein

If I can't picture it, I can't understand it.

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Albert Einstein

Marvellous, what ideas the young people have these days. But I don't believe a word of it.

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Albert Einstein

It is a precarious undertaking to say anything reliable about aims and intentions.

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.

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Albert Einstein

I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.

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Albert Einstein

Our defense is not in our armaments, nor in science, nor in going underground. Our defense is in law and order.

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Albert Einstein

E=mc2. Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. The original statement is: If a body gives off the energy L in the form of radiation, its mass diminishes by L/c2. Ist die Tragheit eines Korpers...

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Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Imagination is the language of the soul. Pay attention to your imagination and you will discover all you need to be fulfilled.

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Albert Einstein

I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.

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Albert Einstein

Imagination rules the earth

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Albert Einstein

If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

I see only with deep regret that God punishes so many of His children for their numerous stupidities, for which only He Himself can be held responsible; in my opinion, only His nonexistence could excuse...

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Albert Einstein

The more a man is imbued with the ordered regularity of all events the firmer becomes his conviction that there is no room left by the side of this ordered regularity for causes of a different nature....

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one.

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Albert Einstein

For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.

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Albert Einstein

If this being is omnipotent, then every occurrence, including every human action, every human thought, and every human feeling and aspiration is also His work; how is it possible to think of holding men...

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Albert Einstein

The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of...

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Albert Einstein

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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Albert Einstein

Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me.

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Albert Einstein

With all my heart I believe that the world's present system of sovereign nations can only lead to barbarism, war and inhumanity, and that only world law can assure progress towards a civilized peaceful...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein

Just because you believe in something does not mean that it is true.

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Albert Einstein

The field is the sole influence of the particle.

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Albert Einstein

The contemplation of this world beckoned as a liberation (...)The road to this paradise was not as comfortable and alluring as the road to the religious paradise; but it has shown itself reliable, and...

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Albert Einstein

The more I study science, the more I believe in God.

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Albert Einstein

Is there not a certain satisfaction in the fact that natural limits are set to the life of the individual, so that at the conclusion it may appear as a work of art?

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Albert Einstein

You accept the historical Jesus?

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Albert Einstein

There lies the weaknesss of positivists and professional atheists who are elated because they feel that they have not only successfully rid the world of gods but "bared the miracles." (That is, explained...

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Albert Einstein

e idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naive. However, I am also not a "Freethinker" in the usual sense of the word because I find that this is in the main an attitude nourished exclusively...

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Albert Einstein

If I give you a pfennig, you will be one pfennig richer and I'll be one pfennig poorer. But if I give you an idea, you will have a new idea, but I shall still have it too.

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Albert Einstein

Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen.

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Albert Einstein

Do things sound better in your head before you say them, or do you even run them through there first?

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Albert Einstein

Democracy, taken in its narrower, purely political, sense, suffers from the fact that those in economic and political power possess the means for molding public opinion to serve their own class interests....

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Albert Einstein

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder...

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Albert Einstein

Economists and workplace consultants regard it as almost unquestioned dogma that people are motivated by rewards, so they don't feel the need to test this. It has the status more of religious truth than...

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Albert Einstein

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual...

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Albert Einstein

A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.

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Albert Einstein

I am an adherent of the ideal of democracy, although I well know the weaknesses of the democratic form of government. Social equality and economic protection of the individual appeared to me always as...

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Albert Einstein

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Albert Einstein

Culture in its higher forms is a delicate plant which depends on a complicated set of conditions and is wont to flourish only in a few places at any given time.

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Albert Einstein

We have penetrated far less deeply into the regularities obtaining within the realm of living things, but deeply enough nevertheless to sense at least the rule of fixed necessity... what is still lacking...

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Albert Einstein

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...

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Albert Einstein

the scientist's religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking...

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Albert Einstein

What is the meaning of human life, or, for that matter, of the life of any creature? To know the answer to this question means to be religious. You ask: Does it make any sense, then, to pose this question?...

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Albert Einstein

A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.

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Albert Einstein

The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion.

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Albert Einstein

We are here for the sake of others

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Albert Einstein

What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.

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Albert Einstein

One picture is worth a thousand words

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