Albert Einstein Quotes: 101 Albert Einstein Quotes

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March 14 it Albert Einstein’s Birthday. To celebrate his birthday we came across the follow quotes on the internet. The site these quotes were discovered is: http://einstein.biz/quotes.php

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  1. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
  2. “Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being….”
  3. “Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?”
  4. “I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details.”
  5. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
  6. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
  7. “Only the one who does not question is safe from making a mistake.”
  8. “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”
  9. The most beautiful experience we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
  10. “Regarding sex education: no secrets!”
  11. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
  12. “The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks.”
  13. “If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self.”
  14. “Everything is determined…by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust—we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”
  15. “I do not like to state an opinion on a matter unless I know the precise facts.”
  16. “I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”
  17. “It is not a lack of real affection that scares me away again and again from marriage. Is it a fear of the comfortable life, of nice furniture, of dishonor that I burden myself with, or even the fear of becoming a contented bourgeois.” —
  18. “The aim [of education] must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life problem.”
  19. “Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them—these are the best guides for man.”
  20. “I believe that a simple and unassuming life is good for everybody, physically and mentally.”
  21. “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.”
  22. “Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”
  23. “I believe the most important mission of the state is to protect the individual and make it possible for him to develop into a creative personality….”
  24. “Of all the communities available to us, there is not one I would want to devote myself to except for the society of the true seekers, which has very few living members at any one time.”
  25. “Just as with the man in the fairy tale who turned whatever he touched into gold, with me everything is turned into newspaper clamor.”
  26. “Music does not influence research work, but both are nourished by the same sort of longing, and they complement each other in the release they offer.”
  27. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”
  28. “Where there is love, there is no imposition.”
  29. “The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
  30. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.”
  31. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express in words afterwards.”
  32. “I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.”
  33. “If there is no price to be paid, it is also not of value.”
  34. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
  35. “I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough.”
  36. “Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.”
  37. “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
  38. “The most important endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity for life.”
  39. “Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal.”
  40. “I am not only a pacifist, but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace…. Is it not better for a man to die for a cause in which he believes, such as peace, than to suffer for a cause in which he does not believe, such as war?”
  41. “The heart says yes, but the mind says no.”
  42. “A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.”
  43. “There is nothing divine about [the scientist’s] morality; it is a purely human affair.”
  44. “Relativity is a purely scientific matter and has nothing to do with religion.”
  45. “Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.”
  46. “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater.”
  47. “The trite objects of human efforts—possessions, superficial success, luxury—have always seemed contemptible to me.”
  48. “At present every coachman and every waiter argues about whether or not the relativity theory is correct.”
  49. “The value of achievement lies in the achieving.”
  50. “The search for truth and knowledge is one of the finest attributes of man—though often it is most loudly voiced by those who strive for it the least.”
  51. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.”
  52. “If only I could give you some of my happiness so you would never be sad and depressed again.”
  53. “My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born, and that is all that is necessary.”
  54. “[I] must seek in the stars that which was denied [to me] on earth.”
  55. “I admit that thoughts influence the body.”
  56. “It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is so easy to recognize a falsehood.”
  57. “A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.”
  58. “To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.”
  59. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”
  60. “Truly novel ideas emerge only in one’s youth. Later on one becomes more experienced, famous—and foolish.”
  61. “With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.”
  62. “What is essential in the life of a man of my kind is what he thinks and how he thinks, and not what he does or suffers.” Should read: “ … the essential in the being of a man of my type lies precisely in what he thinks and how he thinks, not in what he does or suffers.”
  63. “The more a country makes military weapons, the more insecure it becomes: if you have weapons, you become a target for attack.”
  64. “Whoever is careless with truth in small matters can not be trusted in important affairs.”
  65. “Without ‘ethical culture,’ there is no salvation for humanity.”
  66. “The economists will have to revise their theories of value.”
  67. “Morality is the highest importance—but for us, not for God.”
  68. “Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.”
  69. “I have, for the first time, seen a happy and healthy society whose members are fully absorbed in it.”
  70. “I should very much like to remain in the darkness of not having been analyzed.”
  71. “The ability to portray people in still life and in motion requires the highest measure of intuition and talent.”
  72. “I have never obtained any ethical values from my scientific work.”
  73. “God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent.”
  74. “Love brings much happiness, much more so than pining for someone brings pain.”
  75. “What I see in Nature is a grand design that we can comprehend only imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility…”
  76. “The content of scientific theory itself offers no moral foundation for the personal conduct of life.”
  77. “I wouldn’t want to live if I did not have my work…. In any case, it’s good that I’m already old and personally don’t have to count on a prolonged future.”
  78. “I am an artist’s model”
  79. “A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer lives are based on the labors of other people, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”
  80. “I have not eaten enough of the Tree of Knowledge, though in my profession I am obliged to feed on it regularly.”
  81. “Although I tried to be universal in thought, I am European by instinct and inclination.”
  82. “That little word ‘WE’ I mistrust and here’s why: No man of another can say “He is I”.
  83. “There is only one road to human greatness: through the school of hard knocks.”
  84. “An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove seems like an hour.”
  85. “All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.”
  86. “Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”
  87. “Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.”
  88. “I have remained a simple fellow who asks nothing of the world; only my youth is gone—the enchanting youth that forever walks on air.”
  89. “Freedom of teaching and of opinion in book or press is the foundation for the sound and natural development of any people.”
  90. “We must …dedicate our lives to drying up the source of war: ammunition factories.”
  91. “Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions.”
  92. “Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.”
  93. “I would absolutely refuse any direct or indirect war service and would try to persuade my friends to do the same, regardless of the reasons for the cause of a war.”
  94. “I do not play games…. There is not time for it. When I get through with work, I don’t want anything that requires the working of the mind.”
  95. “It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.”
  96. “Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.”
  97. “It is not so important where one settles down. The best thing is to follow your instincts without too much reflection.”
  98. “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.”
  99. “The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.”
  100. “I know what it’s like to see one’s mother go through the agony of death and be unable to help; there is no consolation. We all have to bear such heavy burdens, for they are unalterably linked to life.”
  101. “When I was young, all I wanted and expected from life was to sit quietly in some corner doing my work without the public paying attention to me. And now see what has become of me.”

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