Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein


3/14/1879, Ulm, Württemberg, Germany



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Albert Einstein


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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Albert Einstein: The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

    • 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: I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.

    • Albert Einstein: I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.

    • Albert Einstein: There are only two things that are infinite-the universe and human stupidity.

    • Einstein: You will hardly find one among the profounder sort of scientific minds without a peculiar religious feeling of his own. But it is different from the religion of the naive man. For the latter God is a being from whose care one hopes to benefit and whose punishment one fears; a sublimation of a feeling similar to that of a child for its father, a being to whom one stands to some extent in a personal relation, however deeply it may be tinged with awe. But the scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation. The future, to him, is every whit as necessary and determined as the past. There is nothing divine about morality, it is a purely human affair. His 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 an utterly insignificant reflection.

    • Albert Einstein: Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

    • Albert Einstein: Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

    • Albert Einstein: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    • Albert Einstein: Information is not knowledge.

    • Albert Einstein: In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.

    • Albert Einstein: In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

    • Albert Einstein: If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

    • Albert Einstein: If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

    • Albert Einstein: If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

    • Albert Einstein: If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

    • Albert Einstein: If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

    • Albert Einstein: If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.

    • Albert Einstein: I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.

    • Albert Einstein: I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

    • Albert Einstein: I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

    • Albert Einstein: I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

    • Albert Einstein: I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

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

    • Albert Einstein: I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!

    • Albert Einstein: I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

    • Albert Einstein: I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.

    • Albert Einstein: I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

    • Albert Einstein: I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

    • Albert Einstein: I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

    • Albert Einstein: I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

    • Albert Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

    • Albert Einstein: I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

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

    • Albert Einstein: How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.

    • Albert Einstein: Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

    • 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: He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

    • Albert Einstein: Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

    • Albert Einstein: Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

    • Albert Einstein: God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

    • Albert Einstein: God does not play dice.

    • Albert Einstein: God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

    • Albert Einstein: God always takes the simplest way.

    • Albert Einstein: Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.

    • Albert Einstein: Force always attracts men of low morality.

    • Albert Einstein: Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

    • Albert Einstein: Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

    • Albert Einstein: Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

    • Albert Einstein: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

    • Albert Einstein: Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

    • Albert Einstein: Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

    • Albert Einstein: Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me.

    • Albert Einstein: Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

    • Albert Einstein: Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind.

    • Albert Einstein: Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.

    • Albert Einstein: Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

    • Albert Einstein: Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

    • Albert Einstein: But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.

    • Albert Einstein: Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

    • Albert Einstein: 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: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

    • Albert Einstein: Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

    • Albert Einstein: Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

    • Albert Einstein: Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

    • Albert Einstein: Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

    • Albert Einstein: An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

    • Albert Einstein: All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.

    • Albert Einstein: All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them.

    • Albert Einstein: All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

    • Albert Einstein: All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.

    • Albert Einstein: All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

    • Albert Einstein: A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

    • Albert Einstein: A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

    • Albert Einstein: A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

    • Albert Einstein: A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

    • Alber Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge.