Albert Einstein Quotes & Wallpapers

Albert Einstein
Total Quotes: 2250

Only the [Catholic] Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly. Albert Einstein

A man who is convinced of the truth of his religion is indeed never tolerant. At the least, he is to feel pity for the adherent of another religion but usually it does not stop there. The faithful adherent of a religion will try first of all to convince those that believe in another religion and usually he goes on to hatred if he is not successful. However, hatred then leads to persecution when the might of the majority is behind it. Albert Einstein

Balance in large measure is knowing the things that can be changed, putting them in proper perspective, and recognizing the things that will not change." Albert Einstein

It is a precarious undertaking to say anything reliable about aims and intentions. Albert Einstein

The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence - these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it. Albert Einstein

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way. Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God. Albert Einstein

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. Albert Einstein

There was this huge world out there, independent of us human beings and standing before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partly accessible to our inspection and thought. The contemplation of that world beckoned like a liberation. Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. Albert Einstein

When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity. Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. Albert Einstein

It is humankind's duty to respect all life, not only animals have feelings but even also trees and plants. Albert Einstein

Out yonder there is this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking Albert Einstein

That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs. Albert Einstein

Subtle is the Lord. Malicious, He is not. Albert Einstein

More and more I come to value charity and love of one's fellow being above everything else...All our lauded technological progress-our very civilization-is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal. Albert Einstein

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

The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of special knowledge. 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

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

The future is an unknown, but a somewhat predictable unknown. To look to the future we must first look back upon the past. That is where the seeds of the future were planted. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

If one asks the whence derives the authority of fundamental ends, since they cannot be stated and justified merely by reason, one can only answer: they exist in a healthy society as powerful traditions, which act upon the conduct and aspirations and judgments of the individuals; they are there, that is, as something living, without its being necessary to find justification for their existence. Albert Einstein

Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen. Albert Einstein

The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolically devices. Albert Einstein

Just as with the man in the fairy tale who turned whatever he touched into gold, with me everything is turned into newspaper clamor. Albert Einstein

As an elderly man, I have remained estranged from the society here. Albert Einstein

The economists will have to revise their theories of value. Albert Einstein

Let me tell you what I look like: pale face, long hair, and a tiny start of a paunch. In addition, an awkward gait, and a cigar in the mouth and a pen in pocket or hand. Albert Einstein

Those instrumental goods which should serve to maintain the life and health of all human beings should be produced by the least possible labour of all. Albert Einstein

I have to apologize to you that I am still among the living. There will be a remedy for this, however. Albert Einstein

The Press, which is mostly controlled by vested interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion. Albert Einstein

The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped with a sufficiently strong executive power, can protect us. Albert Einstein

Genius simply cannot be reduced to a set of rules for anyone to follow. Albert Einstein

It is quite possible that we can do greater things than Jesus, for what is written in the Bible about him is poetically embellished. Albert Einstein

I cannot then believe in this concept of an anthropomorphic God who has the powers of interfering with these natural laws. As I said before, the most beautiful and most profound religious emotion that we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. And this mysticality is the power of all true science. Albert Einstein

The most superior of scientific goals is to embrace a maximum of experiment with a minimum of hypotheses. Albert Einstein

I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. My awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power, no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain-especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks, against which we have already had to fight strongly, even without a Jewish state. Albert Einstein

We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music. Albert Einstein

Everything in life is vibration. Albert Einstein

The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being. Albert Einstein

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance Albert Einstein

I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure on those who, whether directly or indirectly, have to do with the procedure. Albert Einstein

To have security against atomic bombs and against the other biological weapons, we have to prevent war, for if we cannot prevent war every nation will use every means that is at their disposal; and in spite of all promises they make, they will do it. At the same time, so long as war is not prevented, all the governments of the nations have to prepare for war, and if you have to prepare for war, then you are in a state where you cannot abolish war. Albert Einstein

The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them. Albert Einstein

A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe. Albert Einstein

To the extent math refers to reality, we are not certain to the extent we are certain, math does not refer to reality. Albert Einstein

My primary process of perceiving is muscular and visual. Albert Einstein

There are few enough people with sufficient independence to see the weaknesses and follies of their contemporaries and remain themselves untouched by them. Albert Einstein

No path leads from a knowledge of that which is to that which should be. Albert Einstein

The world is not threatened by evil people, but by those who allow evil to take place. Albert Einstein

Conventional words or other signs have to be sought for laboriously only in a second stage, where the associative play already referred to is sufficiently established and can be reproduced at will. Albert Einstein

The thinking it took to get us into this mess is not the same thinking that is going to get us out of it. Albert Einstein

Long hair minimizes the need for barbers; socks can be done without; one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years; suspenders are superfluous. Albert Einstein

Numerous are the academic professors, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Albert Einstein

I want to be cremated so people won't come to worship at my bones. Albert Einstein

Not until we dare to regard ourselves as a nation, not until we respect ourselves, can we gain the esteem of others, or rather only then will it come of its own accord Albert Einstein

If you're not sure why you're doing something, you can never do enough of it. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

I have yet to figure out whether it is I am that am crazy, or the world. Albert Einstein

Philosophers play with the word, like a child with a doll.... It does not mean that everything in life is relative. Albert Einstein

The chicken did not cross the road. The road passed beneath the chicken. Albert Einstein

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. Albert Einstein

The true definition of madness is repeating the same action, over and over, hoping for a different result. Albert Einstein

Enough for me is the mystery of the eternity of life, and the inkling of the marvelous structure of reality. There is in this neither a will nor a goal, nor a must, but only sheer being. Albert Einstein

There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's books and write your own. Albert Einstein

What lead me more or less directly to the special theory of relativity was the conviction that the electromotive force acting on a body in motion in a magnetic field was nothing else but an electric field. Albert Einstein

I do not believe in race as such. Race is a fraud. All modern people are the conglomeration of so many ethnic mixtures that no pure race remains. Albert Einstein

I soon learned how to scent out that which was able to lead to fundamentals and to turn aside everything else, from the multitude of things that clutter up the mind and divert it from the essential. Albert Einstein

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