【 Albert Einstein 】 Quotable Lines (1)
● Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
● Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
● To the Master’s honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton’s ground.
● A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
● It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
● It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.
● Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
● You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.
● The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
● It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
● We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
● People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
● It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.
● All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
● Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
● I have just got a new theory of eternity.
● Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
● Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
● A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
● There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
● Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
● The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
● Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.
● A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
● Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
● Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
● Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
● Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
● The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
● Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
● 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.
● 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.
● There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.
● Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
● The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
● The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
● The man of science is a poor philosopher.
● Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
● One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion..
● Imagination is more important than knowledge.
● Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
● The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
● Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
● Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
● Never lose a holy curiosity.
● The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
● Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
● When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
● One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
● Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
● You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
● If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
● We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
● It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
● We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
● No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
● Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
● Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.