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“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”
Albert Einstein
“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.”
Albert Einstein
“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. ”
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!!”
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“A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.”
Albert Einstein
“Pure mathematics is in its way the poetry of logical ideas.”
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“If I could do it all again, I'd be a plumber.”
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“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
“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.”
Albert Einstein
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“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. ”
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“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)”
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“Failing isn't bad when you learn what not to do.”
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
“Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.”
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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth”
Albert Einstein
“The most important question a person can ask is, "Is the Universe a friendly place?”
Albert Einstein
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.”
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
“I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!”
Albert Einstein
“Adversity introduces a man to himself.”
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“Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.”
Albert Einstein
“The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking..”
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“Success = 1 part work + 1 part play + 1 part keep your mouth shut”
Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions
“I do not teach anyone I only provide the environment in which they can learn”
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
“As the area of light expands, so does the perimeter of darkness.”
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
“Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)”
Albert Einstein, On Peace


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