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Albert Einstein
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The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think Albert Einstein
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There will come a point in everyone's life , however, where only intuition can make the leap ahead, without ever knowing precisely how. One can never know why but one must accept intuition as a fact. 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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Be a voice not an echo. Albert Einstein
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Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. Albert Einstein
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Since I do not forsee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the presence of fear, it would not do. Albert Einstein
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I don't believe in mathematics. Albert Einstein
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A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings. Albert Einstein
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I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously. Albert Einstein
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I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly. Albert Einstein
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I think we have to safeguard ourselves against people who are a menace to others, quite apart from what may have motivated their deeds. Albert Einstein
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The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working. Albert Einstein
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To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. Albert Einstein
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Democracy, taken in its narrower, purely political, sense, suffers from the fact that those in economic and political power possess the means for molding public opinion to serve their own class interests. The democratic form of government in itself does not automatically solve problems; it offers, however, a useful framework for their solution. Everything depends ultimately on the political and moral qualities of the citizenry. Albert Einstein
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Realising the healthy international relations can be created only among populations made up of individuals who themselves are healthy and enjoy a measure a independence, the United Nations elaborated a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on December 10, 1948. Albert Einstein
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As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists. Albert Einstein
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The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images. 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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No scientist thinks in formulae. Albert Einstein
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This change in the conception of reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton. Refering to James Clerk Maxwell's contributions to physics. Albert Einstein
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But the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed. Albert Einstein
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The most fundamental question we can ever ask ourselves is whether or not the universe we live in is friendly or hostile. Albert Einstein
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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
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Mozart's music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe. Albert Einstein
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I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly. Albert Einstein
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This must be changed, if only in America's own interest. The last war has shown that there are no longer any barriers between the continents and that the destinies of all countries are closely interwoven. The people of this country must realize that they have a great responsibility in the sphere of international politics. The part of passive spectator is unworthy of this country and is bound in the end to lead to disaster all round. Albert Einstein
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It is difficult even to attach a precise meaning to the term "scientific truth." So different is the meaning of the word "truth" according to whether we are dealing with a fact of experience, a mathematical proposition or a scientific theory. "Religious truth" conveys nothing clear to me at all. 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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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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