Albert Einstein Quotes & Wallpapers

Albert Einstein
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The Universe is difficult to comprehend because it is obvious. Albert Einstein

Genius abhors consensus because when consensus is reached, thinking stops. Stop nodding your head. Albert Einstein

If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. Albert Einstein

I am not a Jew in the sense that I would demand the preservation of the Jewish or any other nationality as an end in itself. Rather, I see Jewish nationality as a fact and I believe that every Jew must draw the consequences from this fact. Albert Einstein

My relationship to the Jewish people has become my strongest human bond, ever since I became fully aware of our precarious situation among the nations of the world. Albert Einstein

External conditions can, to a certain extent, reduce, but never cancel individual repsonsibility. Albert Einstein

One can only continue to expect to be read if one omits everything that is unimportant. Albert Einstein

To see with one's own eyes, to feel and judge without succumbing to the suggestive power of the fashion of the day, to be able to express what one has seen and felt in a snappy sentence or even in a cunningly wrought word - is that not glorious? Is it not a proper subject for congregation? Albert Einstein

Except in mathematics, the shortest distance between point A and point B is seldom a straight line. I don't believe in mathematics. Albert Einstein

The harmony of natural law reveals an Intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection. Albert Einstein

One feels the insignificance of the individual, and it makes one happy. Albert Einstein

A problem defined, is a problem half solved. Albert Einstein

There is a race between mankind and the universe. Mankind is trying to build bigger, better, faster, and more foolproof machines. The universe is trying to build bigger, better, and faster fools. So far the universe is winning. Albert Einstein

If you can't explain what you are doing to a nine-year-old, then either you still don't understand it very well, or it's not all that worthwile in the first place. Albert Einstein

My opinion about Miller's experiments is the following. ... Should the positive result be confirmed, then the special theory of relativity and with it the general theory of relativity, in its current form, would be invalid. Experimentum summus judex. Only the equivalence of inertia and gravitation would remain, however, they would have to lead to a significantly different theory. Albert Einstein

The comprehensibility of the world seems to me a wonder or eternal secret. Here lies the sense of wonder which increases even more with the development of our knowledge. Albert Einstein

Members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Albert Einstein

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

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.... The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle. Albert Einstein

It is characteristic of the military mentality that non-human factors... are held essential, while the human being, his desires and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary. Albert Einstein

All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein

In long intervals I have expressed an opinion on public issues whenever they appeared to me so bad and unfortunate that silence would have made me feel guilty of complicity. Albert Einstein

Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

As a child, I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene. Albert Einstein

We Jews have been too adaptable. We have been too eager to sacrifice our idiosyncrasies for the sake of social conformity.... Even in modern civilization, the Jew is most happy if he remains a Jew. Albert Einstein

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year. Albert Einstein

Clarity about the aims and problems of socialism is of greatest significance in our age of transition. Since, under present circumstances, free and unhindered discussion of these problems has come under a powerful taboo, I consider the foundation of this magazine to be an important public service. Albert Einstein

The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations. Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions that differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. Albert Einstein

Study and in general the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind. Albert Einstein

To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much honor. Albert Einstein

The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny, however, is alleviated by their lack of consistency. Albert Einstein

The mere formulation of a problem is far more often essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experiment skill. Albert Einstein

That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don't notice that the time passes. Albert Einstein

What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism. Albert Einstein

I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene....No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. Albert Einstein

I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts. Albert Einstein

If I were not a Jew I would be a Quaker. Albert Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. Albert Einstein

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God. Albert Einstein

Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. Albert Einstein

The environment is everything that isn't me. Albert Einstein

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein

God does not play dice. Albert Einstein

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. Albert Einstein

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. Albert Einstein

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. Albert Einstein

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal. Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. Albert Einstein

It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. Albert Einstein

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why. Albert Einstein

To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is a something that our mind cannot grasp and whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly and as a feeble reflection, this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious. Albert Einstein

My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude... Albert Einstein

It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science. Albert Einstein

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas. Albert Einstein

A mathematical equation stands forever Albert Einstein

I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards. Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels. Albert Einstein

That's my mathematician who examines problems which I put before him and checks their validity. You see, I am not myself a good mathematician. Albert Einstein

Were I wrong, one professor would have been enough. Albert Einstein

It is quite clear to me that the religious paradise of youth, which [I] lost, was a first attempt to free myself from the chains of the 'merely personal,' from an existence which is dominated by wishes, hopes, and primitive feelings. Albert Einstein

Hitler appeared, a man with limited intellectual abilities and unfit for any useful work, bursting with envy and bitterness against all whom circumstance and nature had favored over him....In his desperate ambition for power he discovered that his speeches, confused and pervaded with hate as they were, received wild acclaim by those whose situation and orientation resembled his own. He picked up this human flotsam on the streets and in the taverns and organized them around himself. This is the way he launched his political career. Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character; it becomes lack of power to act with courage proportionate to danger. All this must lead to the destruction of our intellectual life unless the danger summons up strong personalities able to fill the lukewarm and discouraged with new strength and resolution. Albert Einstein

The traditional religions worry me. Their long history proves that they have not understood the meaning of the commandment: Thou shalt not kill. If we want to save this world from unimaginable destruction we should concentrate not on the faraway God , but on the heart of the individual. Albert Einstein

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