Albert Einstein Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Albert Einstein quotes and Albert Einstein sayings, and Albert Einstein proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation".

"To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle"

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

"Coincidence is God’s way of remaining Unknown Author."

"We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them."

"Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living."

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."

"The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned."

"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population."

"I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure on those who, whether directly or indirectly, have to do with the procedure."

"Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police"

"Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people."

"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."

"Politics is more difficult than physics."

"Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions."

"All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field."

"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before."

"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving."

"It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted."

"The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life."

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."

"To understand the world one must not be worrying about one’s self."

"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible."

"The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man."

"All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge."

"The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man."

"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics."

"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion."

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