QUOTATIONS OF ALBERT EINSTEIN

1. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. 
–Albert Einstein 
2. 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 The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. 
–Albert Einstein 
3. letter to Otto Juliusburger 
4. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. 
–Albert Einstein 
5. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
6. Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
7. We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. 
–Albert Einstein 
8. I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. 
–Albert Einstein 
9. I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. [He was speaking of Quantum Mechanics and the breaking down of determinism.] My religiosity consists in a humble admiratation of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance — but for us, not for God 
–Albert Einstein The Human Side, 1954 
10. Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
11. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. 
–Albert Einstein 
12. Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. 
–Albert Einstein 
13. The pioneers of a warless world are the youth who refuse military service. 
–Albert Einstein 
14. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. 
–Albert Einstein 
15. Those instrumental goods which should serve to maintain the life and health of all human beings should be produced by the least possible labour of all. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
16. The search for truth is more precious than its possession 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
17. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
18. 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 
19. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. 
–Albert Einstein 
20. Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. 
–Albert Einstein 
21. With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon. 
–Albert Einstein 
22. I want to know God’s thoughts…the rest are details. 
–Albert Einstein 
23. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
–Albert Einstein 
24. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it. 
–Albert Einstein 
25. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. 
–Albert Einstein 
26. Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow? 
–Albert Einstein 
27. The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable receiving. 
–Albert Einstein 
28. The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once 
–Albert Einstein 
29. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. 
–Albert Einstein 
30. Try not to be a person of success, but rather a person of virtue 
–Albert Einstein 
31. He who joyfully marches 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 
32. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 
–Albert Einstein 
33. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. 
–Albert Einstein 
34. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler 
–Albert Einstein 
35. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. 
–Albert Einstein 
36. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. 
–Albert Einstein 
37. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all 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 
38. Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age. 
–Albert Einstein 
39. I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple. 
–Albert Einstein 
40. Truth is what stands the test of experience. 
–Albert Einstein 
41. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. 
–Albert Einstein 
42. 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 
43. Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a [person] does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses their intelligence. 
–Albert Einstein 
44. Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not. 
–Albert Einstein 
45. There remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion 
–Albert Einstein 
46. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player 
–Albert Einstein 
47. Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me 
–Albert Einstein 
48. How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn;for what purpose we know not, though sometimes sense it. But we know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends. 
–Albert Einstein 
49. Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe. 
–Albert Einstein 
50. I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice 
–Albert Einstein 
51. When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. 
–Albert Einstein 
52. We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. The real nature of things we shall never know 
–Albert Einstein 
53. You teach me baseball and I’ll teach you relativity…No we must not You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball. 
–Albert Einstein 
54. 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 
55. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving 
–Albert Einstein 
56. So long as there are men there will be wars 
–Albert Einstein 
57. Nationalism is an infantile diease, the measles of mankind 
–Albert Einstein 
58. I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings 
–Albert Einstein 
59. To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It’s futile to gaze at the world through a car window 
–Albert Einstein 
60. I love to travel, But hate to arrive 
–Albert Einstein 
61. Politics is more difficult than physics 
–Albert Einstein 
62. I hate crowds and making speeches. I hate facing cameras and having to answer to a crossfire of questions. Why popular fancy should seize upon me, a scientist, dealing in abstract things and happy if left alone, is a manifestation of mass psychology that is beyond me. 
–Albert Einstein 
63. I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. 
–Albert Einstein 
64. When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits. 
–Albert Einstein 
65. Lasting harmony with a woman(was) an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully 
–Albert Einstein 
66. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought. 
–Albert Einstein 
67. As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality 
–Albert Einstein 
68. I don’t believe in mathematics. 
–Albert Einstein 
69. 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 
70. If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut. 
–Albert Einstein 
71. The ideals that have lighted my way and time after time have give me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth. 
–Albert Einstein 
72. Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. 
–Albert Einstein 
73. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. 
–Albert Einstein 
74. A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? 
–Albert Einstein 
75. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. 
–Albert Einstein 
76. Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater. 
–Albert Einstein 
77. If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor 
–Albert Einstein 
78. The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. 
–Albert Einstein 
79. If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it ? 
–Albert Einstein 
80. Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. 
–Albert Einstein 
81. It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed 
–Albert Einstein 
82. Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity 
–Albert Einstein 
83. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. 
–Albert Einstein 
84. Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it. 
–Albert Einstein 
85. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means 
–Albert Einstein 
86. The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible 
–Albert Einstein 
87. When the solution is simple, God is answering. 
–Albert Einstein 
88. The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax. 
–Albert Einstein 
89. The significant problems we face can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. 
–Albert Einstein 
90. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. 
–Albert Einstein 
91. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
92. It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service. 
–Albert Einstein 
93. The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
94. The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it. 
–Albert Einstein 
95. It is not by sitting still at a grand distance and calling the human race larvae that men are to be helped 
–Albert Einstein 
96. There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle The other is as though everything is a miracle. 
–Albert Einstein 
97. As punishment for my contempt for authority, Fate has made me an authority myself. 
–Albert Einstein 
98. I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details. 
–Albert Einstein 
99. A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; 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 
100. A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of 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 the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. 
–Albert Einstein 
101. We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. 
–Albert Einstein 
102. Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. 
–Albert Einstein 
103. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books . It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranges and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations. 
–Albert Einstein 
104. Where there is love there is no question 
–Albert Einstein 
105. The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. 
–Albert Einstein 
106. When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity. 
–Albert Einstein 
107. The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. 
–Albert Einstein 
108. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. 
–Albert Einstein 
109. Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. 
–Albert Einstein 
110. 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 
111. 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 
112. Imagination is more important than knowledge. 
–Albert Einstein 
113. He who finds though that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the best minds of his times, had been given almost more happiness than one man can bear. 
–Albert Einstein 
114. Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. 
–Albert Einstein
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