Albert Einstein Quotes & Wallpapers

Albert Einstein
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The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. Albert Einstein

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. Albert Einstein

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid. Albert Einstein

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule. Albert Einstein

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstein

I have just got a new theory of eternity. Albert Einstein

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. Albert Einstein

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. Albert Einstein

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein

God always takes the simplest way. Albert Einstein

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. Albert Einstein

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case. Albert Einstein

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world. Albert Einstein

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Albert Einstein

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. Albert Einstein

Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi) Albert Einstein

Necessity is the mother of all invention. Albert Einstein

Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter. Albert Einstein

One can't teach a cat not to catch birds Albert Einstein

We must not only learn to tolerate our differences. We must welcome them as the richness and diversity which can lead to true intelligence. Albert Einstein

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worth while . I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious . I want to know God's thoughts... all the rest are details. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. It's not that I'm so smart , it's just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein

[Kepler] had to realize clearly that logical-mathematical theoretizing, no matter how lucid, could not guarantee truth by itself; that the most beautiful logical theory means nothing in natural science without comparison with the exactest experience. Without this philosophic attitude, his work would not have been possible. Albert Einstein

Compound interest is the eighth natural wonder of the world and the most powerful thing I have ever encountered. Albert Einstein

The problems of today can only be solved at a higher level of thinking than that which created them Albert Einstein

It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature. Albert Einstein

The problems that exist in this world can not be solved by the level of thinking that created them. Albert Einstein

The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket. Albert Einstein

I love to travel, but hate to arrive. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

The legs are the wheels of creativity. Albert Einstein

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

[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

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

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

If you do the same thing over and over again you cannot ever expect a different outcome. Albert Einstein

Science has gone a long way toward helping man to free himself from the burden of hard labor; yet, science itself is not a liberator. It creates means, not goals. It is up to men to utilize those means to achieve reasonable goals. Albert Einstein

Each ray of light moves in the coordinate system 'at rest' with the definite, constant velocity V independent of whether this ray of light is emitted by a body at rest or a body in motion. Albert Einstein

When I was a fairly precocious young man I became thoroughly impressed with the futility of the hopes and strivings that chase most men restlessly through life. Moreover, I soon discovered the cruelty of that chase, which in those years was much more carefully covered up by hypocrisy and glittering words than is the case today. By the mere existence of his stomach everyone was condemned to participate in that chase. The stomach might well be satisfied by such participation, but not man insofar as he is a thinking and feeling being. Albert Einstein

Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act. Albert Einstein

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

Life is a Mystery, not a problem waiting to be solved. Albert Einstein

Creativity is Inspiration having fun Albert Einstein

Each possession I own is but a stone around my neck. Albert Einstein

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

Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water Albert Einstein

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. Albert Einstein

Understanding physics is child's play when compared to understanding child's play. Albert Einstein

Not all things worth counting are countable and not all things that count are worth counting. Albert Einstein

No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. Albert Einstein

Thinking is to man what flying is to birds. Do' follow the example of a chicken when you could be a lark. Albert Einstein

Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different. Albert Einstein

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

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

Since I have introduced this term I had always a bad conscience. . . . I cannot help to feel it strongly and I am unable to believe that such an ugly thing should be realized in nature. Albert Einstein

Is it not better for a man to die for a cause in which he believes, such as peace, than to suffer for a cause in which he does not believe, such as war? Albert Einstein

I have reached an age where if someone tells me to wear socks, I dont have to Albert Einstein

Mere thinking cannot reveal to us the highest purpose. Albert Einstein

What we don't know is much more than what we know. Albert Einstein

Those who believe that politics and religion do not mix, understand neither. Albert Einstein

Any brief military advantage the USA might gain with nuclear weapons would be offset by political and psychological losses and damage to American prestige. The United States might even touch off a worldwide armaments race. Albert Einstein



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