【 Albert Einstein 】 Quotable Lines (2)
● Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
● 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.
● It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
● 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.
● Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
● The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
● Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
● We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
● A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
● I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
● Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
● If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
● Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
● In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
● Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
● Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.
● Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
● God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean.
● The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
● The faster you go, the shorter you are.
● Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
● The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
● Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
● I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
● Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
● The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
● Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
● It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
● An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
● Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
● If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
● The environment is everything that isn’t me.
● Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
● The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
● A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
● Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
● When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
● True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
● The only source of knowledge is experience.
● Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
● If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.
● Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
● Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
● Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
● I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
● We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
● Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
● Force always attracts men of low morality.
● Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
● I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.