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Albert Einstein
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Joy and amazement of the beauty and grandeur of this world of which man can just form a faint notion... Albert Einstein
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If I am right the Germans will say I was a German, and the French will say I was a Jew; If I am wrong the Germans will say I was a Jew and the French will say I was a German. Albert Einstein
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If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self. Albert Einstein
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It is not a lack of real affection that scares me away again and again from marriage. Is it a fear of the comfortable life, of nice furniture, of dishonor that I burden myself with, or even the fear of becoming a contented bourgeois. Albert Einstein
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If there is no price to be paid, it is also not of value. Albert Einstein
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Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal. Albert Einstein
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The heart says yes, but the mind says no. Albert Einstein
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A forced faithfulness is a bitter fruit for all concerned. Albert Einstein
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For every one billion particles of antimatter there were one billion and one particles of matter. And when the mutual annihilation was complete, one billionth remained - and that's our present universe. Albert Einstein
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The ability to portray people in still life and in motion requires the highest measure of intuition and talent. Albert Einstein
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I cannot write in English, because of the treacherous spelling. When I am reading, I only hear it and am unable to remember what the written word looks like. Albert Einstein
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Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions. Albert Einstein
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The more one chases the quanta, the better they hide themselves. Albert Einstein
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Arrows of hate have been aimed at me too, but they have never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world with which I have no connection whatsoever. Albert Einstein
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In the past it never occurred to me that every casual remark of mine would be snatched up and recorded. Otherwise I would have crept further into my shell. Albert Einstein
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What Artistic and Scientific Experience Have in Common - Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking, and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science. If what is seen and experienced is portrayed in the language of logic, we are engaged in science. If it is communicated through forms whose connections are not accessible to the conscious mind but are recognized intuitively as meaninful, then we are engaged in art. Common to both is the loving devotion to that which transcends personal concerns and volition. Albert Einstein
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With me every peep becomes a trumpet solo. Albert Einstein
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God has given me a mule-like stubbornness to stick with a difficult problem and the intuitive powers to conceptualize complex hypothetical situations in my mind. Albert Einstein
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Scientific greatness is less a matter of intelligence than character; if the scientist refuses to compromise or accept incomplete answers and persists in grappling the most basic and difficult questions. Albert Einstein
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All means prove but blunt instruments, if they have not behind them a living spirit. Albert Einstein
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I always found I was in the best of company, alone. Albert Einstein
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Convictions can best be supported with experience and clear thinking. Albert Einstein
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It is easy to say something new, if all senses one will eschew. But hardly ever is found, that the new is also sound. Albert Einstein
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My only refuge, as a serious young man, from the despair of my financial burden to my family, is that I did everything I could to never permit myself any amusements or diversions except those afforded by my studies. Albert Einstein
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While it is true that an inherently free and scrupulous person may be destroyed, such an individual can never be enslaved or used as a blind tool. Albert Einstein
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To me the worst thing seems to be a school principally to work with methods of fear, force and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity and the self-confidence of pupils and produces a subservient subject. Albert Einstein
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"There's been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there's another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe." Albert Einstein
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If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. Albert Einstein
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It is the theory that decides what can be observed. Albert Einstein
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If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances. Albert Einstein
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Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man. Albert Einstein
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Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by power and by force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual. Albert Einstein
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You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...No we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball. Albert Einstein
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If the moon, in the act of completing its eternal way around the earth, were gifted with self-consciousness, it would feel thoroughly convinced that it was traveling its way of its own accord on the strength of a resolution taken once and for all. So would a Being, endowed with higher insight and more perfect intelligence, watching man and his doings, smile about man's illusion that he was acting according to his own free will. Albert Einstein
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Thus I came...to a deep religiosity, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of 12. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached a conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true....Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this experience...an attitude which has never left me. Albert Einstein
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Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow - perhaps it all will. Albert Einstein
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Most teachers waste their time by asking question which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what pupils knows or is capable of knowing. Albert Einstein
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Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving? Albert Einstein
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As to science, we may well define it for our purpose as "methodical thinking directed toward finding regulative connections between our sensual experiences". Albert Einstein
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For the moral attitudes of a people that is supported by religion need always aim at preserving and promoting the sanity and vitality of the community and its individuals, since otherwise this community is bound to perish. A people that were to honour falsehood, defamation, fraud, and murder would be unable, indeed, to subsist for very long. Albert Einstein
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In art, and in the higher ranges of science, there is a feeling of harmony which underlies all endeavor. There is no true greatness in art or science without that sense of harmony. Albert Einstein
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Everyone has two choices. We're either full of love... or full of fear. Albert Einstein
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I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it. Albert Einstein
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You believe in the God who plays dice, and I in complete law and order in a world that objectively exists, and which I, in a wildly speculative way, am trying to capture. ... Even the great initial success of the quantum theory does not make me believe in the fundamental dice-game, although I am well aware that our younger colleagues interpret this as a consequence of senility. No doubt the day will come when we will see whose instinctive attitude was the correct one. Albert Einstein
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Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. Albert Einstein
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To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self. Albert Einstein
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Man has an intense desire for assured knowledge. Albert Einstein
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Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought. Albert Einstein
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The aim of science is, on the one hand, as complete a comprehension as possible of the connection between perceptible experiences in their totality, and, on the other hand, the achievement of this aim by employing a minimum of primary concepts and relations. Albert Einstein
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How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought which is independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality? Albert Einstein
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There lies the weaknesss of positivists and professional atheists who are elated because they feel that they have not only successfully rid the world of gods but "bared the miracles." (That is, explained the miracles. - ed.) Oddly enough, we must be satisfied to acknowledge the "miracle" without there being any legitimate way for us to approach it . I am forced to add that just to keep you from thinking that -weakened by age-I have fallen prey to the clergy ... Albert Einstein
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Between the difficulties, one hides the opportunity Albert Einstein
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Never memorise what you can look up in a book. Albert Einstein
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Don't dream of being a good person, be a human being is valuable and gives value to life. Albert Einstein
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Development of Western science is based on two great achievements: the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the Renaissance). In my opinion, one has not to be astonished that the Chinese sages have not made these steps. The astonishing thing is that these discoveries were made at all. Albert Einstein
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To a student: Dear Miss - I have read about sixteen pages of your manuscript . . . I suffered exactly the same treatment at the hands of my teachers who disliked me for my independence and passed over me when they wanted assistants. . . . Keep your manuscript for your sons and daughters, in order that they may derive consolation from it and not give a damn for what their teachers tell them or think of them. . . . There is too much education altogether. Albert Einstein
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Our defense is not in our armaments, nor in science, nor in going underground. Our defense is in law and order. Albert Einstein
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The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of economic life, the family Albert Einstein
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Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself Albert Einstein
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The main task of the spirit is to free man from his ego. Albert Einstein
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The most powerful force in the world is compound interest. Albert Einstein
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People should be more like animals . . . they should be more intuitive; they should not be too conscious of what they do while they do it. Albert Einstein
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Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind... life would have seemed to me empty. Albert Einstein
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I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the uncanny reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time. Albert Einstein
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Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it. Albert Einstein
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All conditions and all circumstances in our lives are a result of a certain level of thinking. If we want to change the conditions and circumstances, we have to change the level of thinking that is responsible for it. Albert Einstein
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The leaves and the light are one. Albert Einstein
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At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself. Albert Einstein
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We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Albert Einstein
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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. Albert Einstein
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