Albert Einstein

Albert
Einstein
1879
1955

German-born American Physicist, Humanitarian, Philosopher

Author Quotes

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.

The man with the greatest soul will always face the greatest war with the low minded person.

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

The man that is his life and human life is not meaningless and miserable human being, but that hardly makes life worth living.

The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.

The longing to behold this pre-established harmony [of phenomena and theoretical principles] is the source of the inexhaustible patience and perseverance with which Planck has devoted himself... The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.

The law of gravity cannot be held responsible for two people falling in love.

The Jewish scriptures admirably illustrate the development from the religion of fear to moral religion, a development continued in the New Testament. The religions of all civilized peoples, especially the peoples of the Orient, are primarily moral religions.

The individual feels the futility of human desires and aims and the sublimity and marvelous order which reveal themselves both in nature and in the world of thought.

The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.

The idea of the State of Israel does not comply with the wishes of my heart. I do not understand why the engine needs to such a state. The nation-state is a bad idea was opposed by all the time. We imitate Europe, which devastated Europe in the end is nationalism.

The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.

The human spirit must prevail over technology.

The idea of achieving security through national armament is, at the present state of military technique, a disastrous illusion.

The great spirits were received strong resistance from the always-minded inadequate. Such minds remain incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bend without accountability to the common biases and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and with honor.

The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion.

The future is not a gift-it is an achievement.

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 further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.

The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle.

Author Picture
First Name
Albert
Last Name
Einstein
Birth Date
1879
Death Date
1955
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German-born American Physicist, Humanitarian, Philosopher