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Albert Einstein

(1879 - )

    Biography:

    German-born American Physicist, Humanitarian, Philosopher

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    A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it
    A conviction, akin to religious feeling, of the rationality or intelligibility of the world lies behind all scientific work of a higher order. This firm belief, a belief bound up with deep feeling, in a superior mind that reveals itself in the world of experience, represents my conception of God.
    A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
    A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.
    A friend is someone who knows the melody of your heart, and she plays to you if you forget it.
    A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
    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. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self [ego]. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.
    A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
    A knowledge of our existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.
    A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.
    First Name: 
    Albert
    Last Name: 
    Einstein
    Birth Date: 
    1879
    Death Date: 
    1955
    Bio: 
    German-born American Physicist, Humanitarian, Philosopher