Quotes of 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 ourselves. ”

- Albert Einstein

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

- Albert Einstein

“ Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me. ”

- 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. ”

- Albert Einstein

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

- Albert Einstein

“ Why does this 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. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ MacMillan has this particular quote simply as God doesn't play dice. and notes that it is often quoted as doesn't play dice with the universe. ”

- 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. ”

- 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? ”

- Albert Einstein

“ It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Watch the stars, and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground. ”

- Albert Einstein

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

- Albert Einstein

“ Two things inspire me to awe — the starry heavens above and the moral universe within. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ I maintain that cosmic religiousness is the strongest and most noble driving force of scientific research. ”

- 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 hither. 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… ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ To me the worst thing seems to be a school principally to work with methods of fear, force and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity and the self-confidence of pupils and produces a subservient subject. ”

- 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 the cat. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ On the big Bang theory: 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. ”

- 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 hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, i… ”

- 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 are things which he has thought about as a child. ”

- 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 at Lake Success or in their relations with Russia in a spirit that furthers the arrival at an understanding. ”

- 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 he be a kind of artist in his province. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ With the affairs of active human beings it is different. Here knowledge of truth alone does not suffice; on the contrary this knowledge must continually be renewed by ceaseless effort, if it is not to be lost. It resembles a statue of marble which stands in the desert and is continuously threatened with burial by the shifting sands… ”

- 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 and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man. ”

- 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 lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenatrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling… ”

- Albert Einstein

“ A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us… ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how… ”

- Albert Einstein
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