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Albert Einstein
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A priori one should expect a chaotic world which cannot be grasped by the mind in any way... The kind of order created by Newton's theory of gravitation...is wholly different. Even if the axioms of the theory are proposed by man, the success of such a project presupposes a high degree of ordering of the objective world.... That is the "miracle" which is being constantly reinforced as our knowledge expands. Albert Einstein
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It is only to the individual that a soul is given. 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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I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for every one, best for both the body and the mind. Albert Einstein
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Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living. 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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What we don't know is much more than what we know. Albert Einstein
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Those who believe that politics and religion do not mix, understand neither. Albert Einstein
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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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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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Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not. Albert Einstein
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It is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind. Albert Einstein
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I think that it is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs. Albert Einstein
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The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessary solving of an existing one. One could say it has affected us quantitatively, not qualitatively. Albert Einstein
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One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike-and yet it is the most precious thing we have. Albert Einstein
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I made one great mistake in my life-when I signed that letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification-the danger that the Germans would make them! Albert Einstein
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We often discussed his notions on objective reality. I recall that during one walk Einstein suddenly stopped, turned to me and asked whether I really believed that the moon exists only when I look at it. Albert Einstein
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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
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One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion. Unless the concept of peace based on law gathers behind it the force and zeal of a religion, it can hardly hope to succeed. Albert Einstein
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In order to be a perfect member of a flock of sheep, one has to be, foremost, a sheep. Albert Einstein
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The contrasts and contradictions that can permanently live peacefully side by side in a skull make all the systems of political optimists and pessimists illusory. Albert Einstein
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It seems hard to sneak a look at God's cards. But that He plays dice and uses telepathic methods... is something that I cannot believe for a single moment. Albert Einstein
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Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form. Albert Einstein
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I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine. The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Albert Einstein
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Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein
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To-day in Germany I am called a German man of science, and in England I am represented as a Swiss Jew. If I come to be regarded as a bete noire, the descriptions will be reversed, and I shall become a Swiss Jew for the Germans and a German man of science for the English! Albert Einstein
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The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe. Albert Einstein
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Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population. Albert Einstein
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If you do the same thing over and over again you cannot ever expect a different outcome. Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I have reached an age where if someone tells me to wear socks, I dont have to Albert Einstein
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Mere thinking cannot reveal to us the highest purpose. Albert Einstein
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When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. Albert Einstein
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Understanding physics is child's play when compared to understanding child's play. Albert Einstein
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Not all things worth counting are countable and not all things that count are worth counting. Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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Thinking is to man what flying is to birds. Do' follow the example of a chicken when you could be a lark. Albert Einstein
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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
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The true definition of madness is repeating the same action, over and over, hoping for a different result. Albert Einstein
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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
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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
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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
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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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I have yet to figure out whether it is I am that am crazy, or the world. Albert Einstein
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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
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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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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
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