Albert Einstein Quotes

- Notable Albert Einstein Quotes Index -

Born: March 14, 1879, Ulm, Germany
Birth Country: Germany
Died: Princeton, New Jersey, USA, April 18, 1955
Occupation: Academic, Physicist
Religion: Jewish

1.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin what else does a man need to be happy?
- Albert Einstein

2.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
- Albert Einstein

3.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
- Albert Einstein

4.
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

5.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

6.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

7.
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

8.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einstein

9.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

10.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

11.
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
- Albert Einstein

12.
Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

13.
God always takes the simplest way.
- Albert Einstein

14.
God does not play dice.
- Albert Einstein

15.
God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

16.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

17.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

18.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

19.
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.
- Albert Einstein

20.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

21.
I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
- Albert Einstein

22.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
- Albert Einstein

23.
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.
- Albert Einstein

24.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

25.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
- Albert Einstein

26.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
- Albert Einstein

27.
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.
- Albert Einstein

28.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
- Albert Einstein

29.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

30.
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
- Albert Einstein

31.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

32.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

33.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

34.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

35.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

36.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
- Albert Einstein

37.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

38.
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.
- Albert Einstein

39.
Information is not knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

40.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

41.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

42.
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

43.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein

44.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

45.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

46.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

47.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

48.
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.
- Albert Einstein

49.
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
- Albert Einstein

50.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein

51.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
- Albert Einstein

52.
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

53.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

54.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
- Albert Einstein

55.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein

56.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein

57.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

58.
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

59.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

60.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

61.
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.
- Albert Einstein

62.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Albert Einstein

63.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

64.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

65.
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.
- Albert Einstein

66.
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.
- Albert Einstein

67.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

68.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

69.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein

70.
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.
- Albert Einstein

71.
Peace cannot be kept by force it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

72.
People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

73.
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

74.
Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
- Albert Einstein

75.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
- Albert Einstein

76.
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.
- Albert Einstein

77.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

78.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
- Albert Einstein

79.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein

80.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
- Albert Einstein

81.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

82.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

83.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
- Albert Einstein

84.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

85.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

86.
The environment is everything that isn't me.
- Albert Einstein

87.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
- Albert Einstein

88.
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

89.
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.
- Albert Einstein

90.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
- Albert Einstein

91.
The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

92.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

93.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein

94.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
- Albert Einstein

95.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

96.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
- Albert Einstein

97.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
- Albert Einstein

98.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
- Albert Einstein

99.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

100.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
- Albert Einstein

101.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
- Albert Einstein

102.
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

103.
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
- Albert Einstein

104.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

105.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

106.
True religion is real living living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
- Albert Einstein

107.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

108.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

109.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

110.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

111.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
- Albert Einstein

112.
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.
- Albert Einstein

113.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

114.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

115.
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

116.
You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

117.
You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

118.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein

119.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

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