Albert Einstein


German-born American Physicist, Humanitarian, Philosopher

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The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, and religious scripture a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.

The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.

The tyranny of the ignoramuses is insurmountable and assured for all time.

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our thinking. Thus, we are drifting toward catastrophe beyond conception. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

The strongest force in the universe is Compound Interest.

The supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a simple datum of experience

The Three Rules of Work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.

The strength of America's superior military receives a responsibility to be morally superior nation.

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 significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

The situation of children left strange land we do! Each of us came here as a short visit. I do not know what to do, but sometimes we feel we believe that. Song, from daily life that does not go deeper, we know that we are here for other people - first of all because the people of our own happiness depends entirely on the smile and calm their next one is because many people do not know that their fate was connected by strings of compassion.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

The sign of true intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

The search for truth implies a duty. One must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.

The scientist's religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is utterly insignificant reflection. This feeling is the guiding principle of his life and work, in so far as he succeeds in keeping himself from the shackles of selfish desire. It is beyond question closely akin to that which has possessed the religious geniuses of all ages.

The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!

The science, contrary to popular opinion, God does not eliminate the physical must be pursued even theological purpose, since it must present itself not only to know how nature, but also to know why nature is so and not a ' otherwise, with the intention of coming to understand if God had other choices before him when he created the world.

The religion of the future will be cosmic religion. It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.

The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man's image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men who were filled with this highest kind of religious feeling and were in many cases regarded by their contemporaries as atheists, sometimes also as saints. Looked at in this light, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are closely akin to one another.

The rational knowledge is the way of spiritual progress, which is what Yun man from the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith.

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German-born American Physicist, Humanitarian, Philosopher