Quotes by Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein; 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.:274 His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation".

Quotes by Albert Einstein
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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.

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

Nature & Environment, ScienceAlbert Einstein
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I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

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

ImaginationAlbert Einstein
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Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

Genius, Problems & Crisis, IntelligenceAlbert Einstein
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Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.

ChanceAlbert Einstein
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

MotivationAlbert Einstein
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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Genius, FoolishnessAlbert Einstein
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No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

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

MathematicsAlbert Einstein
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Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Puns, Falling in loveAlbert Einstein
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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Imagination, IntelligenceAlbert Einstein
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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

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

Power, KnowledgeAlbert Einstein, The New Quotable Einstein
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Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Heart, Self-Deception, Self-Confidence, SeeingAlbert Einstein in The World As I See It
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I believe that whatever we do or live for has its causality; it is good, however, that we cannot see through to it.

Life, MeaningAlbert Einstein, Interview: Rabindranath Tagore
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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Nature & EnvironmentAlbert Einstein
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The state is made for man, not man for the state.

GovernmentsAlbert Einstein, Rede zur Genfer Abrüstungskonferenz, 1932
 
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.

Art, ScienceAlbert Einstein in The World As I See It
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Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Wisdom, SchoolAlbert Einstein, Brief, 22. März 1944
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I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

CuriosityAlbert Einstein, in einem Brief an Carl Seelig, 1952
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Why is it nobody understands me and everybody likes me?

PopularityAlbert Einstein, in einem Interview mit der New York Times, 1942
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There is nothing a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different

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I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel [to serve as President], and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it. All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official functions. For these reasons alone I should be unsuited to fulfill the duties of that high office, even if advancing age was not making increasing inroads on my strength. I am the more distressed over these circumstances because my relationship to the Jewish people has become my strongest human bond, ever since I became fully aware of our precarious situation among the nations of the world.

Albert Einstein
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Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.

BeginningAlbert 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.

VegetariansAlbert Einstein (Scientist)
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If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

Ambition, ObjectivesAlbert Einstein
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I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

Learning, Education, SchoolAlbert Einstein
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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Learning, EducationAlbert Einstein
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Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

Learning, Education, IntelligenceAlbert Einstein
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I never think about the future. It comes soon enough.

FutureAlbert Einstein
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.

Foolishness, Technology, GenerationsAlbert Einstein
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I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.

Ambition, Character, Self-ConfidenceAlbert Einstein
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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Understanding, Peace, ToleranceAlbert Einstein
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I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

ToleranceAlbert Einstein
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

Children & Childhood, FairytalesAlbert Einstein
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.

Reason, ImaginationAlbert Einstein
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The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

Nuclear EnergyAlbert Einstein
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The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

CreativityAlbert Einstein
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Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.

Religion, ScienceAlbert Einstein
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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Art, ImaginationAlbert Einstein
 
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Education is what remains after one has forgotten, what one has learned in school.

Education, SchoolAlbert Einstein
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Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.

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

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

Albert Einstein
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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Genius, Self-Confidence, FischAlbert Einstein
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Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Mathematics, PoliticsAlbert Einstein
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Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Albert Einstein
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Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.

Mathematics, ScienceAlbert Einstein
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Never memorize what you can look up in books.

Books, LearningAlbert Einstein
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