Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who is famous for his theory of relativity especially the mass-energy equivalence. Here are some quotes by him.
| Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Born in Germany in 14 March 1879, Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his services in the field of Theoretical Physics as also for the discovery of the law of photoelectric effect. In this time and age, his name is synonymous with the word genius. Read on for a collection of quotes by this famous theoretical physicist.

“God does not play dice.”

“Truth is what stands the test of experience.”

“If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.”

“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”

“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”

“Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.”

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”

“A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.”

“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.”

“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.”

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy”

“Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.”

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

“I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.”

“As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge...”

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy"”

“An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.”

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”

“God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.”

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”

“If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it”

“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.”

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.”

“The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.”

“The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.”

“I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.”

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”

“We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.”

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.”

“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!”

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.”

“Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”

“The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”