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Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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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
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It is a precarious undertaking to say anything reliable about aims and intentions. Albert Einstein
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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
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All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
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And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way. Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
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The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. Albert Einstein
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The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein
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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein
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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein
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I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein
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We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
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The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. Albert Einstein
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Information is not knowledge. Albert Einstein
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Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein
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Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. Albert Einstein
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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein
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Never lose a holy curiosity. Albert Einstein
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The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. Albert Einstein
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Learning is experience. Everything else is just information. Albert Einstein
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This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them! Albert Einstein
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The scientist is activated by a wonder and awe before the mysterious comprehensibility of the universe which is yet finally beyond his grasp. In its profoundest depths it is inaccessible to man. Albert Einstein
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That little word 'we' I mistrust and here's why: No man of another can say, 'He is I.' Behind all agreement lies something amiss All seeming accord cloaks a lurking abyss. Albert Einstein
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Concern for man himself must always constitute the chief objective of all technological effort Albert Einstein
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It is humankind's duty to respect all life, not only animals have feelings but even also trees and plants. 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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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
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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
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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
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Subtle is the Lord. Malicious, He is not. Albert Einstein
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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
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The world is a dangerous place to live 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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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
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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
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Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen. Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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As an elderly man, I have remained estranged from the society here. Albert Einstein
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The economists will have to revise their theories of value. Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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I have to apologize to you that I am still among the living. There will be a remedy for this, however. Albert Einstein
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The Press, which is mostly controlled by vested interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion. Albert Einstein
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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
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Genius simply cannot be reduced to a set of rules for anyone to follow. Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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The most superior of scientific goals is to embrace a maximum of experiment with a minimum of hypotheses. Albert Einstein
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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
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