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Albert Einstein Quotes

About Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Life: 1879 - 1955

Country: de flag Germany

Profession: Scientist;

Albert Einstein(March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass-energy equivalence, E = mc2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."

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Quotations

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~ Albert Einstein

People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.

~ Albert Einstein

- in a letter to Otto Juliusburger


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

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

~ Albert Einstein

- Living Philosophies, 1931

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling 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 to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

~ Albert Einstein

It is best, it seems to me, to separate one's inner striving from one's trade as far as possible. It is not good when one's daily break is tied to God's special blessing.

~ Albert Einstein

It may affront the military-minded person to suggest a reqime that does not maintain any military secrets.

~ Albert Einstein

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.

~ Albert Einstein

So long as they don't get violent, I want to let everyone say what they wish, for I myself have always said exactly what pleased me.

~ Albert Einstein

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

~ Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

~ Albert Einstein

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.

~ Albert Einstein

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

You do not really understand a concept until you can explain it to your grandmother.

~ Albert Einstein

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.

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

God is clever, but not dishonest.

~ Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.

~ Albert Einstein

Mozart is the greatest composer of all. Beethoven created his music, but the music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it - that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed.

~ Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Albert Einstein

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

~ Albert Einstein
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