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“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
Albert Einstein
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”
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“If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.”
Albert Einstein
“Force always attracts men of low morality.”
Albert Einstein
“Past is dead
Future is uncertain;
Present is all you have,
So eat, drink and live merry.”
Albert Einstein
“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.”
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
“At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.”
Albert Einstein
“It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere... Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
Albert Einstein
“An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.”
Albert Einstein
“If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.”
Albert Einstein
“Play is the highest form of research.”
Albert Einstein
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”
Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies
“Einstein was once asked how many feet are in a mile. Einstein's reply was "I don't know, why should I fill my brain with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?”
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“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”
Albert Einstein
“Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. ”
Albert Einstein
“We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of 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.”
Albert Einstein
“My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude… ”
Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions
“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.”
Albert Einstein
“Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.”
Albert Einstein
“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”
Albert Einstein
“What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the World.”
Albert Einstein
“The human spirit must prevail over technology.”
Albert Einstein
“It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.”
Albert Einstein
“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as hard duty. Never regard study as duty but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.”
Albert Einstein
“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.”
Albert Einstein
“I don't try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.”
Albert Einstein
“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”
Albert Einstein
“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 languages. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the 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.”
Albert Einstein
“You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”
Albert Einstein


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