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“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”
Albert Einstein
“We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.”
Albert Einstein
“God is subtle but he is not malicious.”
Albert Einstein
“The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.”
Albert Einstein
“Your question is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza's Pantheism. I admire even more his contributions to modern thought. Spinoza is the greatest of modern philosophers, because he is the first philosopher who deals with the soul and the body as one, not as two separate things.”
Albert Einstein
“The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.”
Albert Einstein
“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”
Albert Einstein
“Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.”
Albert Einstein
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
Albert Einstein
“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
Albert Einstein
“No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? ”
Albert Einstein
“The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.”
Albert Einstein
“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”
Albert Einstein
“Information is not knowledge.”
Albert Einstein
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
Albert Einstein
“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein
“Dancers are the athletes of God.”
Albert Einstein
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Albert Einstein
“Life isn't worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.”
Albert Einstein
“the only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...”
Albert Einstein
“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.”
Albert Einstein
“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”
Albert Einstein
“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."

[Moral Decay (first published 1937)]”
Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words
“Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.”
Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions
“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.”
Albert Einstein
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
Albert Einstein
“I thought of that while riding my bicycle.”
Albert Einstein
“I see my life in terms of music.”
Albert Einstein
“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
Albert Einstein
“Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.”
Albert Einstein


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