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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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I don't know what weapons will be used in the Third World War. But I can tell you what they'll use in the Fourth - rocks! Albert Einstein
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I regard class differences as contrary to justice and, in the last resort, based on force. Albert Einstein
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To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization. Albert Einstein
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You imagine that I look back on my life's work with calm satisfaction. But from nearby it looks quite different. There is not a single concept of which I am convinced that it will stand firm, and I feel uncertain whether I am in general on the right track. Albert Einstein
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I want to know the thoughts of God. Everything else is just details. Albert Einstein
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Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom. Albert Einstein
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It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one's balance. Albert Einstein
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It is true that my parents were worried because I began to speak fairly late, so that they even consulted a doctor. I can't say how old I was- but surely not less than three. Albert Einstein
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Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men. Albert Einstein
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A man's ethical behavior should be based effectively on sympathy, education, and social relationships; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. Albert Einstein
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The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. Albert Einstein
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It is my conviction that pure mathematical construction enables us to discover the concepts and the laws connecting them, which gives us the key to the understanding of nature... In a certain sense, therefore, I hold it true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed. Albert Einstein
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Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seems to me to be empty and devoid of meaning. Albert Einstein
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Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Albert Einstein
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The more I learn of physics, the more I am drawn to metaphysics. Albert Einstein
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This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher. The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. Albert Einstein
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Everything has changed, except our way of thinking. Albert Einstein
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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
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The only race I know is the human one. Albert Einstein
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Many a young lady does not realize just how strong her love for a young man is until he fails to pass the approval test with her parents. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal. There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe. Albert Einstein
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Dear Posterity, If you have not become more just, more peaceful, and in general more sensible... then may the Devil take you! Albert Einstein
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In my personal experience I have hardly come to know the wretchedness of mankind better than as a result of the general theory of relativity and everything connected to it. But it doesn't bother me. Albert Einstein
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The problems that exist in this world can not be solved by the level of thinking that created them. Albert Einstein
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The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket. Albert Einstein
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I love to travel, but hate to arrive. Albert Einstein
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A person experiences life as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness. Albert Einstein
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My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature and by no other feeling. My love for justice and striving to contribute towards the improvement of human conditions are quite independent from my scientific interests. Albert Einstein
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In my opinion there is no other salvation for civilization and even for the human race than the creation of a world government with security on the basis of law. As long as there are sovereign states with their separate armaments and armament secrets, new world wars cannot be avoided. Albert Einstein
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In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities. Albert Einstein
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The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men. Albert Einstein
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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
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Most people go on living their everyday life: half-frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragic-comedy that is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world. Albert Einstein
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The legs are the wheels of creativity. Albert Einstein
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The same thinking that has led you to where you are is not going to lead you to where you want to go. Albert Einstein
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[Misquotation; not by Einstein.] If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. [Apparently remorseful for his role in the development of the atom bomb.] Albert Einstein
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I cannot seriously believe in it [quantum theory] because the theory cannot be reconciled with the idea that physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance [spukhafte Fernwirkungen]. Albert Einstein
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If this being is omnipotent, then every occurrence, including every human action, every human thought, and every human feeling and aspiration is also His work; how is it possible to think of holding men responsible for their deeds and thoughts before such an almighty Being? In giving out punishment and rewards He would to a certain extent be passing judgment on Himself. How can this be combined with the goodness and righteousness ascribed to Him? Albert Einstein
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But then, after all, we are all alike, for we are all derived from the monkey. Albert Einstein
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The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein
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Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. Albert Einstein
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God is subtle but he is not malicious. Albert Einstein
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Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots Albert Einstein
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Out of clutter, find simplicity. Albert Einstein
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Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. Albert Einstein
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Truth is what stands the test of experience. Albert Einstein
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Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. Albert Einstein
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I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind... to Rabbi Herbert Goldstein (1929) Albert Einstein
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Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed. Albert Einstein
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the scientist's religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is utterly insignificant reflection. This feeling is the guiding principle of his life and work, in so far as he succeeds in keeping himself from the shackles of selfish desire. It is beyond question closely akin to that which has possessed the religious geniuses of all ages. Albert Einstein
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I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am. Albert Einstein
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A conviction akin to religious feeling of the rationality or intelligibility of the world lies behind all scientific work of a high order. Albert Einstein
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Children don't heed the life experiences of their parents, and nations ignore history. Bad lessons always have to be learned anew. Albert Einstein
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Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different. Albert Einstein
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Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more securely. Albert Einstein
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Economists and workplace consultants regard it as almost unquestioned dogma that people are motivated by rewards, so they don't feel the need to test this. It has the status more of religious truth than scientific hypothesis. The facts are absolutely clear. There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation.The bonus myth: How paying for results can backfire The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein
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Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act. Albert Einstein
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You are right in speaking of the moral foundations of science, but you cannot turn around and speak of the scientific foundations of morality. Albert Einstein
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Life is a Mystery, not a problem waiting to be solved. Albert Einstein
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Creativity is Inspiration having fun Albert Einstein
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Each possession I own is but a stone around my neck. Albert Einstein
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The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. Albert Einstein
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Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water Albert Einstein
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Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. Albert Einstein
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I have made no secret, either privately or publicly, of any sense of outrage over officially enforced military and war service. I regard it as a duty of conscience to fight against such barbarous enslavement of the individual with every means available. Albert Einstein
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The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of special knowledge. Albert Einstein
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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
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I believe serious progress (in the abolition of war) can be achieved only when men become organized on an international scale and refuse, as a body, to enter military or war service. Albert Einstein
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