Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) was one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century. His theories of special and general relativity are of huge importance to
physics and astronomy and later have been verified by many scientists.
Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

Anger dewlls only in the bosom of fools.

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.

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

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

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.

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

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count,
everything that counts can not necessarily by counted.

Force always attracts men of low morality.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I am a deeply religious nonbeliever –
this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
Information is not knowledge.

Insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different resluts.

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

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

It is not that I am so smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer.

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

 The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Memory is deceptive, because it is coloured by today’s events.

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

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measels of mankind.
Never do anything against conscience – even if the state demands it.

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Only two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity
– and I am not sure about the former.
Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

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

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Techonological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power,
which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
The distiction between past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistant illusion.

The environment is everything that is not me.
The faster you go, the shorter you are.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears,
for there is no risk of accident for someone who is dead.
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.

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.

The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once.

The only source of knowledge is experience.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.

The world is a dangerous place to live;
not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

There are two ways to live:
You can live as if nothing is a miracle and you can live as if everything is a miracle.

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for
the order lying behind the appearance.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking
if mankind is to survive.

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

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

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
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 any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

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.