Albert Einstein Quotes

Posted by Brian

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

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

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Sit next to a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. Sit on a red-hot stove for a minute, it seems like an hour. That’s relativity.

Everything that can be counted doesn’t necessarily count; everything that counts can’t necessarily be counted.

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.

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

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

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

A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. He sits on a hot stove for a minute, it’s longer than any hour. That is relativity.

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

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

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

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.

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, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

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

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

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.

We must find a way, or we will make one.

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.

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

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

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

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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

God is clever, but not dishonest.

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.

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.

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

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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

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

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

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Logics will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.


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