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Albert Einstein – 119 Quotes

 

119 Quotes by Albert Einstein

 

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

– Albert Einstein


Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


The environment is everything that isn’t me.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


The only source of knowledge is experience.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


God always takes the simplest way.

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


God does not play dice.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


When the solution is simple, God is answering.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


Information is not knowledge.

– Albert Einstein


Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Love is a better teacher than duty.

– Albert Einstein


You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.

– Albert Einstein


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Force always attracts men of low morality.

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


The man of science is a poor philosopher.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

– Albert Einstein


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

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein



Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious”

– Albert Einstein

"I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein


Life Quotes

“Imagination is more important than knowledge”

– Albert Einstein"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein


Love Quotes

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love”

– Albert Einstein"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love" - Albert Einstein