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Albert Einstein
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Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder... Albert Einstein
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The most beautiful experience in the world is the experience of the mysterious. Albert Einstein
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Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. ... [By seeking] logical beauty spiritual formulas are discovered necessary for the deeper penetration into the laws of nature. Albert Einstein
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All the fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me no closer to answer the question, "What are light quanta?" Of course today every rascal thinks he knows the answer, but he is deluding himself. Albert Einstein
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Only the one who does not question is safe from making a mistake. Albert Einstein
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I believe the most important mission of the state is to protect the individual and make it possible for him to develop into a creative personality. Albert Einstein
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To one bent on age, death will come as a release. I feel this quite strongly now that I have grown old myself and have come to regard death like an old debt, at long last to be discharged. Albert Einstein
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I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever. Albert Einstein
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When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. Albert Einstein
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Certainly there are things worth believing. I believe in the brotherhood of man and the uniqueness of the individual. But if you ask me to prove what I believe, I can't. You know them to be true but you could spend a whole lifetime without being able to prove them. The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a leap-call it intuition or what you will-and comes out upon a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap. Albert Einstein
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The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it. Albert Einstein
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You must be aware that most men (and also not only a few women) are by nature not monogamous. This nature makes itself even more forceful when tradition and circumstance stand in an individual's way. Albert Einstein
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O, Youth: Do you know that yours is not the first generation to yearn for a life full of beauty and freedom? Albert Einstein
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Lasting harmony with a woman (was) an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully. Albert Einstein
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I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child. Bu t my intellectual development was retarded,as a result of which I began to wonder about space and time only when I had already grown up. Albert Einstein
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The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat. Albert Einstein
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Mathematics are well and good but Nature keeps dragging us around by the nose. Albert Einstein
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In any conflict between humanity and technology, humanity will win. Albert Einstein
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Never let yourself be seduced by any problem, no matter how difficult. Albert Einstein
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My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment. Albert Einstein
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Earnestly I must exert myself in order to return as much as I have received. Albert Einstein
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When we are working at something, we come down from our high logical horse and sniff around with our nose to the ground. Then we obliterate our traces in order to become more God-like. Albert Einstein
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I always have a high regard for the individual and have an insuperable distaste for violence and clubmanship. All these motives made me into a passionate pacifist and anti-militarist. I am against any nationalism, even in the guise of mere patriotism. Privileges based on position and property have always seemed to me unjust and pernicious, as did any exaggerated personality cult. Albert Einstein
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So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore. Albert Einstein
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Consider the concepts referred to in the words 'where', 'when', 'why', 'being', to the elucidation of which innumerable volumes of philosophy have been devoted. We fare no better in our speculations than a fish which should strive to become clear as to what is water. Albert Einstein
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I never thought that others would take my theories so much more seriously than I did. Albert Einstein
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The mathematician knows some things, no doubt, but not those things one usually wants to get from him. Albert Einstein
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I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field. Albert Einstein
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Although I tried to be universal in thought, I am European by instinct and inclination. Albert Einstein
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We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. The real nature of things we shall never know. 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. Albert Einstein
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Experts are just trained dogs. Albert Einstein
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It is the theory which decides what we can observe Albert Einstein
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How can he possibly be humble? He hasn't done anything yet. Albert Einstein
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I came- though the child of entirely irreligious (Jewish) parents - to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve. Albert Einstein
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The longing to behold this pre-established harmony [of phenomena and theoretical principles] is the source of the inexhaustible patience and perseverance with which Planck has devoted himself ... The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart. Albert Einstein
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Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? ... The simple answer runs: 'Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.' Albert Einstein
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Mathematics deals exclusively with the relations of concepts to each other without consideration of their relation to experience. Albert Einstein
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Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of Nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, i.e. by a wish addressed to a Supernatural Being. Albert Einstein
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I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature. Albert Einstein
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If one holds these high principles clearly before one's eyes, and compares them with the life and spirit of our times, then it appears glaringly that civilized mankind finds itself at present in grave danger. In the totalitarian states it is the rulers themselves who strive actually to destroy that spirit of humanity. In less threatened parts it is nationalism and intolerance, as well as the oppression of the individuals by economic means, which threaten to choke these most precious traditions. Albert Einstein
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My deep religiosity [...] found an abrupt ending at the age of twelve, through the reading of popular scientific books. Albert Einstein
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In the beginning (if there was such a thing), God created Newton's laws of motion together with the necessary masses and forces. This is all; everything beyond this follows from the development of appropriate mathematical methods by means of deduction. Albert Einstein
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Anyone who thinks science is trying to make human life easier or more pleasant is utterly mistaken. Albert Einstein
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Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme. Science without epistemology is-insofar as it is thinkable at all-primitive and muddled. Albert Einstein
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Scarcely anyone who comprehends this theory can escape its magic. Albert Einstein
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From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist. Albert Einstein
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For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. Albert Einstein
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The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them. Albert Einstein
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With all my heart I believe that the world's present system of sovereign nations can only lead to barbarism, war and inhumanity, and that only world law can assure progress towards a civilized peaceful community. Albert Einstein
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Just because you believe in something does not mean that it is true. Albert Einstein
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e idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naive. However, I am also not a "Freethinker" in the usual sense of the word because I find that this is in the main an attitude nourished exclusively by an opposition against naive superstition. My feeling is insofar religious as I am imbued with the consciousness of the insuffiency of the human mind to understand deeply the harmony of the Universe which we try to formulate as "laws of nature." It is this consciousness and humility I miss in the Freethinker mentality. Sincerely yours, Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein
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Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted. Albert Einstein
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The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can't grasp them. There is a pattern in creation. Albert Einstein
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Thanks to my fortunate idea of introducing the relativity principle into physics, you (and others) now enormously overrate my scientific abilities, to the point where this makes me quite uncomfortable. Albert Einstein
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Physics is essentially an intuitive and concrete science. Mathematics is only a means for expressing the laws that govern phenomena. Albert Einstein
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Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn Albert Einstein
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Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Albert Einstein
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Out of the clutter find Simplicity Albert Einstein
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Those people have seen 'something'. What it is I do not know and I can not care to know. Albert Einstein
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Everything has changed, except our way of thinking. Albert Einstein
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Do you believe in miracles? Well, you should. In fact, life itself is a big miracle. There are so many things that are beyond our understanding. There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
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I'm no more intelligent than the next guy. I'm just more curious. Albert Einstein
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I am not an atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. Albert Einstein
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Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought. Albert Einstein
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My sense of god is my sense of wonder about the universe. Albert Einstein
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The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. Albert Einstein
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The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. Albert Einstein
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The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned. Albert Einstein
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Now kids, don't believe everything you find on the Internet just because it showed up first in your Google search results. Albert Einstein
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