Quotations by Albert Einstein

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Born: Friday, March 14, 1879
Died: Monday, April 18, 1955 (76 years old)
Profession: Physicist
Nationality: German


A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Man)

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Confusion, Perfection)

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Mistake)

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Question)

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Man)

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

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Society, Opportunity, Development)

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Actions, Impulses, Man, Words)

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
- Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Anger, 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.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Genius, Courage, Direction, Fool)

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Kiss, Attention, Giving, Kissing, Man, Pretty)

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Habits, Man, Thinking)

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Truth)

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Mistake)

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Virtue, Vice)

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
(Keywords: Laws, Mathematics, Reality)

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: God)

Common sense invents and constructs no less than its own field than science does in its domain. It is, however, in the nature of common sense not to be aware of this situation.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Common sense)

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Age, Common sense)

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Concern, Fate, Forget, Interest, Man)

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Age, Goals, Confusion, Opinion, Perfection)

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Difficulties, Mathematics, Worry)

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Education, School)

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
- Albert Einstein

Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Eyes)

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: People, Environment, Opinions)

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Men, Morality, Force)

God always takes the simplest way.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: God)

God does not play dice.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: God, Play)

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: God, May)

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Love, People)

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Opposition, Spirits)

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Eyes, Wonder)

He who joyfully marches to music 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
(Keywords: Music, Mistake, Contempt, Rank)

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Patriotism, Hate, Heroism, Name, Nonsense, Violence)

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Action, Will)

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Religion, Religious)

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Imagination, Artist)

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: War, Peace, People, End, Fight, Nothing, Will)

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Life, Body, Mind)

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: God, Creation, Reflection)

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Authority, Concern, Ethics, Immortality)

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: God, Evil, Theology)

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: War, People, Civilization, Earth, Will)

I have just got a new theory of eternity.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Eternity, Theory)

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Talent)

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
(Keywords: War, Weapons, Will, World, World war)



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