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“Numerous are the academic chairs, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Numerous and large are the lecture halls, but far from numerous the young people who genuinely thirst for truth and justice. Numerous are the wares that nature produces by the dozen, but her choice products are few.
We all know that, so why complain? Was it not always thus and will it not always thus remain? Certainly, and one must take what nature gives as one finds it. But there is also such a thing as a spirit of the times, an attitude of mind characteristic of a particular generation, which is passed on from individual to individual and gives its distinctive mark to a society. Each of us has to his little bit toward transforming this spirit of the times.”
Albert Einstein
“Do you really believe that the moon isn’t there when nobody looks?”
Albert Einstein
“I was originally supposed to become an engineer but the thought of having to expend my creative energy on things that make practical everyday life even more refined, with a loathsome capital gain as the goal, was unbearable to me.”
Albert Einstein, The Ultimate Quotable Einstein
“There is nothing divine about morality, it is a purely human affair.”
Albert Einstein
“Dear Habicht, / Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us that I almost feel as if I am committing a sacrilege when I break it now with some inconsequential babble... / What are you up to, you frozen whale, you smoked, dried, canned piece of soul...?”
Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
“It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science.”
Albert Einstein
“Don't do anything that goes against your conscience, even if your country says so.”
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
“Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the descernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in fact, religious.”
Albert Einstein
“I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.”
Albert Einstein
“You are right in speaking of the moral foundations of science, but you cannot turn around and speak of the scientific foundations of morality.”
Albert Einstein
“The perfection of means and the confusion of ends seems to be our problem.”
Albert Einstein
“The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.”
Albert Einstein
“The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.”
Albert Einstein
“Growth comes through analogy; through seeing how things connect, rather than only seeing how they might be different.”
Albert Einstein
“Don't dream of being a good person, be a human being is valuable and gives value to life.”
Albert Einstein
“The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence -- these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it.”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
“I have reached an age where if someone tells me to wear socks, I dont have to”
Albert Einstein
“إني على قناعة مطلقة أنه ما من ثروة في الدنيا يمكنها أن تساعد البشرية على التقدم ولو كانت في يد أكثر الناس تفانياً . إنّ الشخصيات النظيفة والعظيمة وحدها تنتج الأفكار الراقية والأعمال النبيلة ، أما المال فإنه محرك للأنانية ويغري مالكيه بإساءة استخدامه .هل يستطيع أي إنسان أن يتخيل موسى والمسيح أو غاندي يجرون وراءهم أكياس المال؟”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
“To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window.”
Albert Einstein
“Non possiamo risolvere i problemi con lo stesso tipo di pensiero che abbiamo usato quando li abbiamo creati.”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
“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
“be a voice not an echo”
Albert Einstein
“The environment is everything that isn't me.”
Albert Einstein
“I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music”
Albert Einstein
“Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value, elly judgments of all kinds remain necessary.”
Albert Einstein, The Evolution of Physics: From Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta
“A problem can't be solved with the same level of thinking that created it.”
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
“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.”
Albert Einstein
“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shpwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
Albert Einstein


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