【 Albert Einstein 】 Quotable Lines (3)
● Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
● All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
● When the solution is simple, God is answering.
● Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.
● Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
● Love is a better teacher than duty.
● Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.
● There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
● It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
● I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
● I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
● Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
● The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
● I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
● Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
● The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
● Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!
● If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
● Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
● The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
● You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.
● You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
● Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
● The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
● The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
● The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
● As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
● It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
● Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
● He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
● I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
● The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
● I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.
● Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
● Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
● Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
● The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
● Information is not knowledge.
● As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
● Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
● Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
● I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
● God always takes the simplest way.
● I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.
● I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
● He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
● The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
● No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
● My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
● Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
● The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
● Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
● True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
● It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
● To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
● Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
● All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man’s actions.
● The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
● Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
● In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
● Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
● Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
● I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
● Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
● It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
● The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
● You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.
● There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
● Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
● We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
● Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
● I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
● God does not play dice.
● That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
● The only real valuable thing is intuition.