Albert Einstein Famous Quotes & Sayings

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100 Albert Einstein Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Albert Einstein Sayings: I have made the Bhagwad Gita as the main source of my inspiration and guide I have made the Bhagwad Gita as the main source of my inspiration and guide for the purpose of scientific investigations and formation of my theories.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: The beauty of it is that we have to content ourselves with the recognition of The beauty of it is that we have to content ourselves with the recognition of the miracle, beyond which there is no legitimate way out.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: I do not believe that a man should be restrained in his daily actions by I do not believe that a man should be restrained in his daily actions by being afraid of punishment after death or that he should do things only because in this way he will be rewarded after he dies.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: I must try, however, as best I can, although I am very conscious of the I must try, however, as best I can, although I am very conscious of the fact that our feelings and strivings are often contradictory and obscure and that they cannot be expressed in easy and simple formulas.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: My internal and external life depend so much on the work of others that I My internal and external life depend so much on the work of others that I must make an extreme effort to give as much as I receive.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: The Universe is stranger than we imagine! The Universe is stranger than we imagine!
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Honestly, I cannot understand what people mean when they talk about the freedom of the Honestly, I cannot understand what people mean when they talk about the freedom of the human will. I have a feeling, for instance, that I will something or other; but what relation this has with freedom I cannot understand at all. I feel that I will to light my pipe and I do it; but how can I connect this up with the idea of freedom? What is behind the act of willing to light the pipe? Another act of willing? Schopenhauer once said: Der Mensch kann was er will; er kann aber nicht wollen was er will (Man can do what he will but he cannot will what he wills).
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: I didn't arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my I didn't arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Genius abhors consensus because when consensus is reached, thinking stops. Stop nodding your head. Genius abhors consensus because when consensus is reached, thinking stops. Stop nodding your head.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Those who staying with the wrong reward,(eg. stay in comfort zone, etc.), long enough will Those who staying with the wrong reward,(eg. stay in comfort zone, etc.), long enough will get problem.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Only six men in the world know about relativity. I am not one of them. Only six men in the world know about relativity. I am not one of them. When I ask them to explain, they confused me.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Despite my being an old gypsy there is a tendency to respectability inherent in old Despite my being an old gypsy there is a tendency to respectability inherent in old age.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Often in evolutionary processes a species must adapt to new conditions in order to survive. Often in evolutionary processes a species must adapt to new conditions in order to survive. Today the atomic bomb has altered profoundly the nature of the world as we know it, and the human race consequently finds itself in a new habitat to which it must adapt its thinking.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me. Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries. Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: The feeling for what ought and ought not to be grows and dies like a The feeling for what ought and ought not to be grows and dies like a tree, and no fertilizer of any kind will do much good. What the individual can do is give a fine example, and have the courage to firmly uphold ethical convictions in a society of cynics. I have for a long time tried to conduct myself this way, with varying success.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: It almost seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore. It almost seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: All my life I have dealt with objective matters; hence I lack both the natural All my life I have dealt with objective matters; hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to carry out official functions.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Each ray of light moves in the coordinate system 'at rest' with the definite, constant Each ray of light moves in the coordinate system 'at rest' with the definite, constant velocity V independent of whether this ray of light is emitted by a body at rest or a body in motion.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
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Albert Einstein Sayings: Those people have seen 'something'. What it is I do not know and I can Those people have seen 'something'. What it is I do not know and I can not care to know.
Albert Einstein Sayings: I find it difficult to believe that I belong to such an idiotic, rotten species I find it difficult to believe that I belong to such an idiotic, rotten species - the species that actually boasts of its freedom of will, heroism on command, senseless violence, and all of the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism.
Albert Einstein Sayings: With me every peep becomes a trumpet solo. With me every peep becomes a trumpet solo.
Albert Einstein Sayings: It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can hate one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the State.
Albert Einstein Sayings: It may be possible to fight intolerance, stupidity, and fanaticism seperately, but when they come It may be possible to fight intolerance, stupidity, and fanaticism seperately, but when they come together there is no hope.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Albert Einstein Sayings: On quantum theory I use up more brain grease (rough translation of German idiom) than On quantum theory I use up more brain grease (rough translation of German idiom) than on relativity.
Albert Einstein Sayings: It is true that the grasping of truth is not possible without empirical basis. However, It is true that the grasping of truth is not possible without empirical basis. However, the deeper we penetrate and the more extensive and embracing our theories become the less empirical knowledge is needed to determine those theories.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Work is the only thing I do to escape the corruption of praise. Work is the only thing I do to escape the corruption of praise.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Anyone can be a genius, if they pick just one specific subject and study it Anyone can be a genius, if they pick just one specific subject and study it diligently just 15 minutes each day.
Albert Einstein Sayings: I cannot accept any concept of God based on the fear of life or the I cannot accept any concept of God based on the fear of life or the fear of death, or blind faith. I cannot prove to you that there is no personal God, but if I were to speak of him I would be a liar.
Albert Einstein Sayings: There are actually two approaches to reside your daily life. One is as if absolutely There are actually two approaches to reside your daily life. One is as if absolutely nothing is really a miracle. The other is as if every little thing is a wonder
Albert Einstein Sayings: What can the schools do to defend democracy? Should they preach a specific political doctrine? What can the schools do to defend democracy? Should they preach a specific political doctrine? I believe they should not. If they are able to teach young people to have a critical mind and a socially oriented attitude, they will have done all that is necessary.
Albert Einstein Sayings: I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion. I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
Albert Einstein Sayings: It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.
Albert Einstein Sayings: A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Black holes are where God divided by zero. Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Only a monomaniac gets anything done. Only a monomaniac gets anything done.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed.
Albert Einstein Sayings: When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous
Albert Einstein Sayings: I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.
Albert Einstein Sayings: While I am a convinced pacifist there are circumstances in which I believe the use While I am a convinced pacifist there are circumstances in which I believe the use of force is appropriate - namely, in the face of an enemy unconditionally bent on destroying me and my people.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Ninety nine failed solutions equals a gain of 99 pieces of information. Ninety nine failed solutions equals a gain of 99 pieces of information.
Albert Einstein Sayings: People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live.
Albert Einstein Sayings: What a person thinks on his own without being stimulated by the thoughts and experiences What a person thinks on his own without being stimulated by the thoughts and experiences of the other people is even in the best case rather paltry and monotonous.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The masses are never militaristic until their minds are poisoned by propaganda. The masses are never militaristic until their minds are poisoned by propaganda.
Albert Einstein Sayings: If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants. If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants.
Albert Einstein Sayings: You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Figuring out how to think about the problem. Figuring out how to think about the problem.
Albert Einstein Sayings: History is littered with examples of men who would become gods, but only one example History is littered with examples of men who would become gods, but only one example of God becoming Man.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Imagination encircles the world. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein Sayings: You can't solve your problems by using the same thinking that got you into those You can't solve your problems by using the same thinking
that got you into those problems in the first place.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Don't be too hard on me. Everyone has to sacrifice at the altar of stupidity Don't be too hard on me. Everyone has to sacrifice at the altar of stupidity from time to time.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The horizon of many people is a circle with a radius of zero. They call The horizon of many people is a circle with a radius of zero. They call this their point of view.
Albert Einstein Sayings: There is no scientific antidote, only education. You've got to change the way people think. There is no scientific antidote, only education. You've got to change the way people think. I am not interested in disarmament talks between nations ... What I want to do is to disarm the mind. After that, everything else will automatically follow. The ultimate weapon for such mental disarmament is international education.
Albert Einstein Sayings: We cannot despair about mankind knowing that Mozart was a man. We cannot despair about mankind knowing that Mozart was a man.
Albert Einstein Sayings: I love to travel, but hate to arrive I love to travel, but hate to arrive
Albert Einstein Sayings: I always found I was in the best of company, alone. I always found I was in the best of company, alone.
Albert Einstein Sayings: I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.
Albert Einstein Sayings: You think you have troubles with mathematics ... I assure you mine are still bigger. You think you have troubles with mathematics ... I assure you mine are still bigger.
Albert Einstein Sayings: There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation of a world government.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Numerous are the academic chairs, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Numerous and large Numerous are the academic chairs, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Numerous and large are the lecture halls, but far from numerous the young people who genuinely thirst for truth and justice. Numerous are the wares that nature produces by the dozen, but her choice products are few.
We all know that, so why complain? Was it not always thus and will it not always thus remain? Certainly, and one must take what nature gives as one finds it. But there is also such a thing as a spirit of the times, an attitude of mind characteristic of a particular generation, which is passed on from individual to individual and gives its distinctive mark to a society. Each of us has to his little bit toward transforming this spirit of the times.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way. Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way.
Albert Einstein Sayings: It is my conviction that pure mathematical construction enables us to discover the concepts and It is my conviction that pure mathematical construction enables us to discover the concepts and the laws connecting them, which give us the key to the understanding of the phenomena of nature.
Albert Einstein Sayings: I do not believe that a moral philosophy can ever be founded on a scientific I do not believe that a moral philosophy can ever be founded on a scientific basis. ... The valuation of life and all its nobler expressions can only come out of the soul's yearning toward its own destiny. Every attempt to reduce ethics to scientific formulas must fail. Of that I am perfectly convinced.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him.
Albert Einstein Sayings: If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture let us be If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies ... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.
Albert Einstein Sayings: As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it. As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Compound interest is the eighth natural wonder of the world and the most powerful thing Compound interest is the eighth natural wonder of the world and the most powerful thing I have ever encountered.
Albert Einstein Sayings: As long as armies exist, any serious quarrel will lead to war. As long as armies exist, any serious quarrel will lead to war.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Your fervent wishes can only find fulfillment if you succeed in attaining love and understanding Your fervent wishes can only find fulfillment if you succeed in attaining love and understanding of men, and animals, and plants, and stars, so that every joy becomes your joy and every pain your pain.
Albert Einstein Sayings: It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else has ever thought. Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else has ever thought.
Albert Einstein Sayings: You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Albert Einstein Sayings: I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful
Albert Einstein Sayings: Cherish the questions, for the answers keep changing. Cherish the questions, for the answers keep changing.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Out yonder there is this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and Out yonder there is this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking
Albert Einstein Sayings: [Asked about a book in which 100 Nazi professors charged him with scientific error.] Were [Asked about a book in which 100 Nazi professors charged him with scientific error.] Were I wrong, one professor would have been quite enough.
Albert Einstein Sayings: In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Knowledge is dead; the school, however, serves the living. Knowledge is dead; the school, however, serves the living.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts 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.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Let me tell you what I look like: pale face, long hair, and a tiny Let me tell you what I look like: pale face, long hair, and a tiny start of a paunch. In addition, an awkward gait, and a cigar in the mouth and a pen in pocket or hand.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Peace is not merely the absence of war but the presence of justice, of law, Peace is not merely the absence of war but the presence of justice, of law, of order - in short, of government.
Albert Einstein Sayings: Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can 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.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell's equations of the electromagnetic field. The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell's equations of the electromagnetic field.
Albert Einstein Sayings: The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Albert Einstein Sayings: If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.