Albert Einstein Quotes

[Albert Einstein, a German – Physicist, life time: March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955.]

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. ~Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. ~Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. ~Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.~ Albert Einstein


Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. ~Albert Einstein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. ~Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. ~Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~ Albert Einstein 

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

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

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

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. ~ 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

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.~  Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. ~ 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


Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. ~ Albert Einstein

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. ~ Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.~ 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


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

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

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ~ 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


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

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. ~Albert Einstein

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~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

The only source of knowledge is experience. ~Albert Einstein


Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~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

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. ~ 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’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~ Albert Einstein


You can’t blame gravity for falling in love. ~ 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

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe. ~ Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity. ~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

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. ~Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. ~Albert Einstein


Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. ~Albert Einstein

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God. ~ Albert Einstein

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance. ~ Albert Einstein


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

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. ~ Albert Einstein

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. ~ Albert Einstein

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. ~ Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. ~ Albert Einstein


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

I do not believe that civilisation 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

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. ~Albert Einstein


The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. ~Albert Einstein

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


The environment is everything that isn’t me. ~Albert Einstein

Love is a better teacher than duty. ~Albert Einstein


Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterise our age. ~Albert Einstein

When the solution is simple, God is answering. ~ 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

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.~ Albert Einstein 

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~Albert Einstein


Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~Albert Einstein

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


Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. ~Albert Einstein

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. ~ Albert Einstein


Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. ~ Albert Einstein

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


The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. ~ Albert Einstein

You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.~ 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

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. ~ 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

Albert Einstein Quotes on Education

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough. ~ Albert Einstein

God always takes the simplest way. ~Albert Einstein

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. ~Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it. ~ Albert Einstein

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolised.~ Albert Einstein


Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. ~Albert Einstein

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. ~Albert Einstein


Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. ~Albert Einstein

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. ~Albert Einstein


True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness. ~Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. ~Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. ~Albert Einstein


Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. ~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

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolised.~ Albert Einstein


If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ~Albert Einstein

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed. ~Albert Einstein 

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


The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. ~Albert Einstein

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events. ~ Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition. ~Albert Einstein


The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms. ~ Albert Einstein

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. ~ Albert Einstein

True art is characterised by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. ~ Albert Einstein


The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. ~Albert Einstein

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. ~ Albert Einstein

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. ~Albert Einstein


We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings. ~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

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


Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe. ~Albert Einstein

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

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


I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details. ~Albert Einstein

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

The man of science is a poor philosopher. ~Albert Einstein


The man of science is a poor philosopher. ~Albert Einstein

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

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

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. ~Albert Einstein

The faster you go, the shorter you are. ~Albert Einstein


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

Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God. ~ Albert Einstein

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

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature. ~ Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ~ Albert Einstein


Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ~ Albert Einstein

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.~ Albert Einstein

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature. ~ Albert Einstein

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. ~ Albert Einstein

I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards. ~ Albert Einstein

I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly. ~ Albert Einstein

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

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.~ Albert Einstein

I love to travel, but hate to arrive.~ 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

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