-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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. THAT'S relativity.
Imagination is more important than knowledge
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your source
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; It is the source of all true art and science
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality
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
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth
Not until we dare to regard ourselves as a nation, not until we respect ourselves, can we gain the esteem of others, or rather only then will it come of its own accord
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to enhance all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough
The important thing is not to stop questioning
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
If I had only known. I would have become a locksmith.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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