ᐅAlbert Einstein Quotes That Will inspire and Motivate You

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ― 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. For him neither the rule of human nor the rule of divine will exist as an independent cause of natural events. To be sure, the doctrine of a personal God interfering with the natural events could never be refuted, in the real sense, by science, for this doctrine can always take refuge in those domains in which scientific knowledge has not yet been able to set foot. But I am persuaded that such behavior on the part of the representatives of religion would not only be unworthy but also fatal. For a doctrine which is able to maintain itself not in clear light but only in the dark, will of necessity lose its effect on mankind, with incalculable harm to human progress. - Science and Religion (1941)” ― Albert Einstein

“Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.” ― Albert Einstein

“It is the theory which decides what can be observed”

“It is the theory which decides what can be observed” ― Albert Einstein

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

“We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.” ― Albert Einstein

“Science has therefore been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man’s ethical behavior 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 fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” ― Albert Einstein

“In the temple of science are many mansions, and various indeed are they that dwell therein and the motives that have led them thither. Many take to science out of a joyful sense of superior intellectual power; science is their own special sport to which they look for vivid experience and the satisfaction of ambition; many others are to be found in the temple who have offered the products of their brains on this altar for purely utilitarian purposes. Were [someone to] drive all the people belonging to these two categories out of the temple, the assemblage would be seriously depleted, but there would still be some men, of both present and past times, left inside. Our Planck is one of them, and that is why we love him.” ― Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from point A to point B. Imagination and hard work will take you everywhere else.” ― 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. ” ― Einstein

“إن جوهر الدين بالنسبة لي هو أن يكون المرء قادراً على أن يدخل تحت جلد إنسان آخر ويقاسمه فرحه حين يفرح ويقاسمه وجعه حين يتألم .” ― Albert Einstein

“Spooky action at a distance.” ― Albert Einstein

“The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service.” ― Albert Einstein

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ― Albert Einstein

“with every action theres an equal opposite reaction. With every problem, there’s a solution: just a matter of taking action.” ― Albert Einstein

“Still 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 at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable: life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being.” ― Albert Einstein

“Look to the stars and from them learn.” ― Albert Einstein

“The greatest scientists are artists as well.” ― 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. I do not intend to be quiet about it.” ― Albert Einstein

“Professor Smith has kindly submitted his book to me before publication. After reading it thoroughly and with intense interest I am glad to comply with his request to give him my impression. The work is a broadly conceived attempt to portray man's fear-induced animistic and mythic ideas with all their far-flung transformations and interrelations. It relates the impact of these phantasmagorias on human destiny and the causal relationships by which they have become crystallized into organized religion. This is a biologist speaking, whose scientific training has disciplined him in a grim objectivity rarely found in the pure historian. This objectivity has not, however, hindered him from emphasizing the boundless suffering which, in its end results, this mythic thought has brought upon man. Professor Smith envisages as a redeeming force, training in objective observation of all that is available for immediate perception and in the interpretation of facts without preconceived ideas. In his view, only if every individual strives for truth can humanity attain a happier future; the atavisms in each of us that stand in the way of a friendlier destiny can only thus be rendered ineffective. His historical picture closes with the end of the nineteenth century, and with good reason. By that time it seemed that the influence of these mythic, authoritatively anchored forces which can be denoted as religious, had been reduced to a tolerable level in spite of all the persisting inertia and hypocrisy. Even then, a new branch of mythic thought had already grown strong, one not religious in nature but no less perilous to mankind -- exaggerated nationalism. Half a century has shown that this new adversary is so strong that it places in question man's very survival. It is too early for the present-day historian to write about this problem, but it is to be hoped that one will survive who can undertake the task at a later date.” ― Albert Einstein

“The mystical trend of our time, which shows itself particularly in the rampant growth of the so-called Theosophy and Spiritualism, is for me no more than a symptom of weakness and confusion. 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. - Albert Einstein, letter of February 5, 1921” ― Albert Einstein

“Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?” ― 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.” ― Albert Einstein

“For a scientist, altering your doctrines when the facts change is not a sign of weakness.” ― Albert Einstein

“Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” ― Albert Einstein

“The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.” ― Albert Einstein

“Imagination is intelligence having fun.” ― Albert Einstein

“Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society.” ― Albert Einstein

“Of what is significant in one's own existence one is hardly aware, and it certainly should not bother the other fellow. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life?” ― 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 fill the earth with pain, sighs and bitterness.” ― Albert Einstein

“It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom.” ― Albert Einstein

“To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition” ― Albert Einstein

“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” ― Albert Einstein

“There is no great discoveries and advances, as long as there is an unhappy child on earth. / Ne možemo govoriti o napretku čovječanstva, dok na svijetu ima nesretne djece.” ― 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. In war it serves that we may poison and mutilate each other. In peace it has made our lives hurried and uncertain. Instead of freeing us in great measure from spiritually exhausting labor, it has made men into slaves of machinery, who for the most part complete their monotonous long day's work with disgust and must continually tremble for their poor rations. It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase man's blessings. Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours; [..] concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. - From a speech to students at the California Institute of Technology, in "Einstein Sees Lack in Applying Science", The New York Times (16 February 1931)” ― Albert Einstein

“Intellect has powerful muscles, but no personality.” ― 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 ... I cannot tell if I would have done any creative work of importance in music, but I do know that I get most joy in life out of my violin.” ― Albert Einstein

“Aku Berpikir terus menerus berbulan bulan dan bertahun tahun, sembilan puluh sembilan kali dan kesimpulannya salah. Untuk yang keseratus aku benar.” ― Albert Einstein

“Hanya ada dua cara menjalani kehidupan kita. Pertama adalah seolah tidak ada keajaiban. Kedua adalah seolah segala sesuatu adalah keajaiban.” ― Albert Einstein

“Don't listen to their words, fix your attention on their deeds.” ― Albert Einstein

“There can be no positive result through negative attitude. Think positive. Live positive.” ― 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.” ― 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.” ― Albert Einstein

“بوسع المرء أن يقضي على نهم حيوان مفترس في صحة جيدة إن هو أجبره بالسياط أن يأكل بصورة مستمرة سواء كان جائعا أم لا” ― Albert Einstein

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” ― Albert Einstein

“A serious-minded man enjoys a good laugh now and then.” ― Albert Einstein

“satu-satunya yang pasti adalah ketidakpastian ” ― Albert Einstein

“A theory is more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates, and the more extended its range of applicability.” ― Albert Einstein

“In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians, Fraulein Noether was the most significant mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.” ― Albert Einstein

“No hay comentarios tontos, sino tontos que comentan.” ― 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 of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.” ― Albert Einstein

“To act intelligently in human affairs is only possible if an attempt is made to understand the thoughts, motives, and apprehensions of one’s opponent so fully that one can see the world through his eyes.” ― Albert Einstein

“This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor. That a man can take pleasure in marching in fours to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; unprotected spinal marrow was all he needed. This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism—how passionately I hate them! How vile and despicable seems war to me! I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business. My opinion of the human race is high enough that I believe this bogey would have disappeared long ago, had the sound sense of the peoples not been systematically corrupted by commercial and political interests acting through the schools and the Press.” ― Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions

“In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.” ― Albert Einstein

“Mozart's music was so pure that it seemed to have been ever-present in the universe, waiting to be discovered by the master.” ― Albert Einstein

“Love is the answer” ― Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” ― Albert Einstein

“The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.” ― Albert Einstein

“The principal art of the teacher is to awaken the joy in creation and knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein

“The definition of insanity is doing the same experiment and expecting different results.” ― Albert Einstein

“I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.” ― 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 can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?” ― Albert Einstein

“The importance of C.F. Gauss for the development of modern physical theory and especially for the mathematical fundament of the theory of relativity is overwhelming indeed; also his achievement of the system of absolute measurement in the field of electromagnetism. In my opinion it is impossible to achieve a coherent objective picture of the world on the basis of concepts which are taken more or less from inner psychological experience.” ― Albert Einstein

“One scientific epoch ended and another began with James Clerk Maxwell.” ― Albert Einstein

“My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” ― Albert Einstein

“MY DEAR CHILDREN: I rejoice to see you before me today, happy youth of a sunny and fortunate land. Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common. If you always keep that in mind you will find a meaning in life and work and acquire the right attitude toward other nations and ages.” ― Albert Einstein

“The cult of individuals is always, in my view, unjustified. To be sure, nature distributes her gifts unevenly among her children. But there are plenty of the well-endowed, thank God, and I am firmly convinced that most of them live quiet, unobtrusive lives. 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 the popular estimate of my powers and achievements and the reality is simply grotesque.” ― 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; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude..." ~ Einstein” ― 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 find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the Renaissance). In my opinion, one has not to be astonished that the Chinese sages have not made these steps. The astonishing thing is that these discoveries were made at all.” ― Albert Einstein

“True genius never says he know what he is doing” ― Albert Einstein

“In times of crisis people are generally blind to everything outside their immediate necessities.” ― Albert Einstein

“إن موسى - عليه السلام - كان قائداً أفضل للبشرية من ميكافيلي ذلك أنّ هذا الأخير، على حذاقته، لم يقدّم للبشرية إلا الارتياب في نوايا الآخر .” ― Albert Einstein

“I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.” ― Albert Einstein

“In my experience, the best creative work is never done when one is unhappy.” ― Albert Einstein

“Now he has again preceded me a little in parting from this strange world. This has no importance. For people like us who believe in physics, the separation between past, present and future has only the importance of an admittedly tenacious illusion.” ― Albert Einstein

“God always takes the simplest way.”

“God always takes the simplest way.” ― Albert Einstein

“The strange things about growing old is that the intimate identification with the here and now is slowly lost. One feels transposed into infinity, more or less alone.” ― Albert Einsteing

“It is quite clear to me that the religious paradise of my youth, which was thus lost, was a first attempt to free myself from the chains of the "merely personal," from an existence which is dominated by wishes, hopes, and primitive feelings. Out yonder there was 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. The contemplation of this world beckoned like a liberation [...] The mental grasp of this extra-personal world within the frame of our given capacities presented itself, half consciously and half unconsciously, as the highest goal. 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 I have never regretted having chosen it.” ― 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. . . . So would a Being, endowed with higher insight and more perfect intelligence, watching man and his doings, smile about man’s illusion that he was acting according to his own free will.” ― Albert Einstein

“The framing of a problem is often far more essential than its solution” ― Albert Einstein

“Phantasie ist wichtiger als Wissen, denn Wissen ist begrenzt.” ― Albert Einstein

“Schopenhauer’s saying, that “a man can do as he will, but not will as he will,” has been an inspiration to me since my” ― Albert Einstein

“The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility… The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.” ― 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 of that chase, which in those years was much more carefully covered up by hypocrisy and glittering words than is the case today. By the mere existence of his stomach everyone was condemned to participate in that chase. The stomach might well be satisfied by such participation, but not man insofar as he is a thinking and feeling being.” ― Albert Einstein

“For rebelling against every form of authority fate has punished me by making me an authority.” ― Albert Einstein

“It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is so easy to recognize a falsehood.” ― Albert Einstein

“The development of science and of the creative activities of the spirit requires a freedom that consists in the independence of thought from the restrictions of authoritarian and social prejudice.” ― Albert Einstein

“[The golden proportion] is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult [to produce] and the good easy.” ― Albert Einstein

“Everything has changed. . . except the way we think. The aim [of education] must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals, who, however, see in the service of community their highest life problems” ― Albert Einstein

“A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings.” ― Albert Einstein

“I was made acutely aware how far superior an education that stresses independent action and personal responsibility is to one that relies on drill, external authority and ambition.” ― Albert Einstein

“It is clear that all the valuable things, material, spiritual, and moral, which we receive from society can be traced back through countless generations to certain creative individuals. The use of fire, the cultivation of edible plants, the steam engine—each was discovered by one man.” ― Albert Einstein

“إن فكرة دولة إسرائيل لا تتوافق مع رغبات قلبي. إني لا أفهم لماذا نجن بحاجة إلى دولة كهذه . إن الدولة القومية هي فكرة رديئة وقد عارضتها على الدوام. إننا نقلد أوروبا، والذي دمر أوروبا في النهاية هو القومية .” ― Albert Einstein

“When I am judging a theory, I ask myself whether, if I were God, I would have arranged the world in such a way.” ― Albert Einstein

“deez big nuts” ― Albert Einstein

“I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. 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 has nothing to do with mysticism.” ― Albert Einstein

“I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will not only its moment to jump off but its direction. In that case I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist.” ― Albert Einstein

“You can never be too smart to know everything. Everyday you learn new things through events that transpire daily in your life” ― Albert Einstein

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.”

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.” ― Albert Einstein

“Nella vita quotidiana sono il classico solitario, ma la consapevolezza di appartenere alla comunità invisibile di quelli che lottano per la verità, per la bellezza e per la giustizia mi ha risparmiato ogni sensazione di isolamento” ― 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

“Evil is the absence of God.”

“Evil is the absence of God.” ― Albert Einstein

“A man's value to the community depends primarily on how far his feelings, thoughts, and actions are directed towards promoting the good of his fellows.” ― Albert Einstein

“The creative imagination is the essential element of a true scientist, and fairy tales are the childhood stimulus to this quality.” ― Albert Einstein

“Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything than can be counted counts.” ― Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” ― Albert Einstein

“Things should be as simple as possible and no simpler.” ― Albert Einstein

“Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay, without knowing the whys and the wherefore.” ― 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.” ― Albert Einstein

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

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

“Fantasy is way more important than knowledge because knowledge is limited.” ― Albert Einstein

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive”

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive” ― Albert Einstein

“Beware of flatterers, especially when they come preaching hatred.” ― Albert Einstein

“Do not laugh at me for writing you without having anything sensible to say. But I am so enraged by the base manner in which the public is presently daring to concern itself with you that I absolutely must give vent to this feeling. I am impelled to tell you how much I have come to admire your intellect, your drive, and your honesty, and that I consider myself lucky to have made your personal acquaintance in Brussels. Anyone who does not number among these reptiles is certainly happy, now as before, that we have such personages among us as you, and Langevin too, real people with whom one feels privileged to be in contact. If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don't read that hogwash, but rather leave it to the reptile for whom it has been fabricated.” ― Albert Einstein

“Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I have no doubt that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself all at once. We see him only the way a louse that sits upon him would.” ― Albert Einstein

“This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of the herd nature, the military system, which I abhor. That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed. This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism by order, senseless violence, and all the pestilent nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism—how I hate them! War seems to me 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 that I believe this bogey would have disappeared long ago, had the sound sense of the nations not been systematically corrupted by commercial and political interests acting through the schools and the Press.” ― Albert Einstein

“Independent and stubborn natures, such as are particularly common among men of learning, do not readily bow to another's will and for the most part only accept his leadership grudgingly. But when Lorentz is in the presidential chair, an atmosphere of happy cooperation is invariably created, however much those present may differ in their aims and habits of thought. The secret of this success lies not only in his swift comprehension of people and things and his marvelous command of language, but above all in this, that one feels that his whole heart is in the business at hand, and that when he is at work, he has room for nothing else in his mind. Nothing disarms the recalcitrant so much as this.” ― Albert Einstein

“The state exists for man,not man for the state.The same may be said ofscience. These are old phrases,coined by people who saw in human individuality the highest human value .I would hesitate to repeat them,were it not for the ever recurring danger that they may be forgotten,especially in these days of organization and stereotypes.” ― Einstein

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

“Each of us is here for a brief sojourn, for what purpose he knows not, though sometimes he thinks he feels it” ― Albert Einstein

“You can believe nothing or everything is a miracle. I believe everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein

“I never said that 'Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.' It is fake news. Instead, one could say that 'The perception of reality not being real is an illusion, albeit a persistent one.' Reality is as real as it gets in this life time. Go out in nature and you will find that reality is the ultimate manifestation of Love. Reality is you and all of nature's kind. It is very real. It is true Love. Because all of nature is a manifestation of Love. And that includes You.” ― Albert Einstein

“I didn't kill that man and if you say I did I'll deny everything.” ― Albert Einstein

“Where there's a will, there's a way.” ― Albert Einstein

“I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated

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

“In politics not only are leaders lacking, but the independence of spirit and the sense of justice of the citizen have to a great extent declined. The democratic, parliamentarian regime, which is based on such independence, has in many places been shaken, dictatorships have sprung up and are tolerated, because men’s sense of the dignity and the rights of the individual is no longer strong enough. In two weeks the sheep-like masses can be worked up by the newspapers into such a state of excited fury that the men are prepared to put on uniform and kill and be killed, for the sake of the worthless aims of a few interested parties.” ― Albert Einstein

“life is like ridding bicycle . to keep your balance you must keep moving” ― Albert Einstein

“primitive religions are based entirely on fear” ― Albert Einstein

“Don’t wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle.”

“Don’t wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein

“Never argue with an artist.” ― Albert Einstein

“Intuition,, not intellect, is the 'open sesame' of yourself.” ― Albert Einstein

“La teoria è quando si sa tutto e niente funziona. La pratica è quando tutto funziona e nessuno sa il perché. Noi abbiamo messo insieme la teoria e la pratica: non c'è niente che funzioni... e nessuno sa il perché!” ― Albert Einstein

“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.” ― Albert Einstein

“All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike—and yet it is the most precious thing we have.” ― Albert Einstein

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

“Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” ― Albert Einstein

“For there is much truth in the saying that it is easy to give just and wise counsel—to others!—but hard to act justly and wisely for oneself.” ― Albert Einstein

“إنّ علما بدون دين هو علم أعرج ، ودين بدون علم هو دين اعمى .”

“Per perdere la testa, bisogna averne una...” ― Albert Einstein

“Bir insanın marş eşliğinde uygun adım yürümekten keyif alabilmesi, onu küçümsemem için yeterli bir nedendir. O büyük beyni, ona bir yanlışlık sonucu verilmiştir.” ― Albert Einstein

“we should not assume that experts are the only ones who have a right to express themselves on questions affecting the organization of society.” ― Albert Einstein

“Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilárd, which has been communicated to me in manuscript, leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation seem to call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration. ... This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable—though much less certain—that extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat or exploded in a port, might well destroy the whole port altogether with some of the surrounding territory. However, such bombs might well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air.” ― Albert Einstein

“It is right in principle that those should be the best loved who have contributed most to the elevation of the human race and human life.” ― Albert Einstein

“How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality?” ― Albert Einstein

“The tendencies we have mentioned are something new for America. They arose when, under the influence of the two World Wars and the consequent concentration of all forces on a military goal, a predominantly military mentality developed, which with the almost sudden victory became even more accentuated. The characteristic feature of this mentality is that people place the importance of what Bertrand Russell so tellingly terms “naked power” far above all other factors which affect the relations between peoples. The Germans, misled by Bismarck’s successes in particular, underwent just such a transformation of their mentality—in consequence of which they were entirely ruined in less than a hundred years. I must frankly confess that the foreign policy of the United States since the termination of hostilities has reminded me, sometimes irresistibly, of the attitude of Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm II, and I know that, independent of me, this analogy has most painfully occurred to others as well. It is characteristic of the military mentality that non-human factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc.) are held essential, while the human being, his desires and thoughts—in short, the psychological factors—are considered as unimportant and secondary. Herein lies a certain resemblance to Marxism, at least insofar as its theoretical side alone is kept in view. The individual is degraded to a mere instrument; he becomes “human materiel.” The normal ends of human aspiration vanish with such a viewpoint. Instead, the military mentality raises “naked power” as a goal in itself—one of the strangest illusions to which men can succumb.” ― Albert Einstein

“What a deep [trust] 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 enable them to unravel the mechanism of the heavens in long years of lonely work!” ― Albert Einstein

“If this conviction had not been a strongly emotional one and if those searching for knowledge had not been inspired by Spinoza's Amor Dei Intellectualis, they would hardly have been capable of that untiring devotion which alone enables man to attain his greatest achievements.” ― Albert Einstein

“If you wish to learn from the theoretical physicist anything about the methods which he uses, I would give you the following piece of advice: Don't listen to his words, examine his achievements. For to the discoverer in that field, the constructions of his imagination appear so necessary and so natural that he is apt to treat them not as the creations of his thoughts but as given realities.” ― Albert Einstein

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