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“My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.”
Albert Einstein
“We are all life trying to live, among other life trying to live.”
Albert Einstein
“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”
Albert Einstein
“Pure mathematics is in its way the poetry of logical ideas.”
Albert Einstein
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.”
Albert Einstein
“There is nothing known as "Perfect". Its only those imperfections which we choose not to see!!”
Albert Einstein
“The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. (1945)”
Albert Einstein
“I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind...

to Rabbi Herbert Goldstein (1929)”
Albert Einstein
“If I could do it all again, I'd be a plumber.”
Albert Einstein
“One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.”
Albert Einstein
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth”
Albert Einstein
“A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.”
Albert Einstein
“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. ”
Albert Einstein
“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.”
Albert Einstein
“Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”
Albert Einstein
“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”
Albert Einstein
“Failing isn't bad when you learn what not to do.”
Albert Einstein
“I do not at all believe in human freedom in the philosophical sense... Schopenhauer’s saying, ‘A man can do what he wants, but not will what he wants,’ has been a very real inspiration to me since my youth; it has been a continual consolation in the face of life’s hardships, my own and others’, and an unfailing wellspring of tolerance. This realization mercifully mitigates the easily paralyzing sense of responsibility and prevents us from taking ourselves and other people too seriously; it is conducive to a view of life which, in part, gives humour its due.”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
“The most important question a person can ask is, "Is the Universe a friendly place?”
Albert Einstein
“The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.”
Albert Einstein
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.”
Albert Einstein
“Adversity introduces a man to himself.”
Albert Einstein
“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.”
Albert Einstein
“Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.”
Albert Einstein
“I prefer to make up my own quotes and attribute them to very smart people, so that I can use them to win arguments”
Albert Einstein
“Earth is the insane asylum of the universe.”
Albert Einstein
“Success = 1 part work + 1 part play + 1 part keep your mouth shut”
Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
Albert Einstein
“E=mc2”
Albert Einstein, The Theory of Relativity and Other Essays
“I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!”
Albert Einstein


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