Best quotes by the German Physicist Albert Einstein

Show me a man who has never made a mistake, and I will show you one who has never tried anything.
  • mistake

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
  • balance

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
  • hope

Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.
  • people



Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
  • philosophy

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
  • imagination

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
  • leadership

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
  • people

Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation.
  • survival

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
  • dissent

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
  • human

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
  • miracles

Never memorize something that you can look up.
  • reference

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
  • conscience

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
  • intelligence

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
  • simplicity

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
  • inspirational

You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
  • Love

A mind that has been stretched will never return to it's original dimension.
  • mind

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.
  • achieve

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
  • Self

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
  • goodness

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
  • intelligence

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
  • happening

The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.
  • library

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
  • Heart

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
  • Apathy

Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
  • Education

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
  • Simplicity

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


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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
  • philosophy

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
  • art

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
  • Science

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
  • Science

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
  • Science

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
  • Science

Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.
  • Science

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
  • Science

Formal symbolic representation of qualitative entities is doomed to its rightful place of minor significance in a world where flowers and beautiful women abound.
  • Science

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
  • science

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
  • art

Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.
  • einstein

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

One needn't be a crank to miss the scientific boat. The very paragon of genius, Albert Einstein, couldn't be persuaded to give quantum physics his unreserved endorsement. Here is Einstein's most frequently paraphrased statement of dissatisfaction with the theory: Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice.
  • Science

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
  • Science

Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible.
  • Science

Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary.
  • Science

When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails.
  • Science

Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science
  • Science

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
  • advance

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
  • earn

God does not play dice with the universe.
  • quantum

One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
  • science

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
  • art

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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
  • imagination

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
  • Imagination

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

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
  • Imagination

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
  • Imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  • imagination

In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts.
  • Imagination

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
  • artist

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
  • imagination

The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolically devices.
  • Imagination

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
  • Imagination

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
  • advance

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
  • balance

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
  • people

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
  • inspirational

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
  • Life

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
  • life

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
  • Miracles

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
  • daily

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.
  • Life

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

Dancers are the athletes of God.
  • albert

We have penetrated far less deeply into the regularities obtaining within the realm of living things, but deeply enough nevertheless to sense at least the rule of fixed necessity... what is still lacking here is a grasp of the connections of profound generality, but not a knowledge of order itself.
  • Life

How strange is the lot of us mortals! 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.
  • Life

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
  • creative

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.
  • all

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Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
  • coincidence

God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
  • God

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
  • equality

God is clever, but not dishonest.
  • God

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
  • believe

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
  • religion

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
  • imagination

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
  • faith

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

God does not play dice.
  • dice

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
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Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.
  • people

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
  • leadership

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
  • people

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
  • truth

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
  • daily

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
  • eyes

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
  • activity

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
  • fear

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
  • character

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
  • atomic

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
  • love

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
  • end

People say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong it is character.
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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
  • Success

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
  • art

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
  • Intelligence

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
  • attitude



Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
  • age

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
  • Difficulty

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

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  • curiosity

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
  • Intelligence

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
  • Creativity

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
  • Value

To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self.
  • World

The only source of knowledge is experience.
  • Experience

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
  • Persistence

Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
  • coincidence

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
  • Problems

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
  • Imagination

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
  • Mystery

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

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
  • Loneliness

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

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
  • Life

The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.
  • America

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
  • Mediocrity

The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.
  • Praise

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.
  • Success

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
  • Endurance

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
  • funny

I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
  • Gambling

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
  • Science

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

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
  • Truth

I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
  • War

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
  • Religion

Out of clutter, find simplicity.
  • clutter

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  • nature

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
  • adulthood

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

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
  • Intuition

Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count.
  • Money

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
  • Understanding

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

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.
  • attributed

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
  • Imagination

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
  • change

Politics is far more complicated than physics.
  • Politics

The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
  • Problems

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
  • Science

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
  • Facts

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.
  • able

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
  • Mistakes

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
  • Past

We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.
  • Pleasure

God always takes the simplest way.
  • Simplicity

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
  • acquiescence

God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
  • God

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one.
  • Perception

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
  • Teaching

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
  • equality

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
  • Coffee

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
  • Knowledge

An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
  • Politics

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
  • Science

Technological progress is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal.
  • Technology

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

Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow -- perhaps it all will.
  • Results

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
  • Science

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
  • Thought

God is subtle but he is not malicious.
  • inspirational

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
  • Imagination

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
  • Truth

The ideas that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.
  • Bravery

God is clever, but not dishonest.
  • God

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

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
  • music

It is theory that decides what can be observed.
  • Assumptions

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
  • Conflict

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

We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
  • Humanity

Love is a better teacher than duty.
  • Love

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.
  • Mathematics

If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.
  • Research

The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service.
  • War

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

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
  • anger

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
  • life

One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
  • Acceptance

Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.
  • Change

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
  • Conformity

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
  • Education

The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
  • Effort

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love
  • Love

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

Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.
  • Science

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule...
  • Service

Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seems to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.
  • Soul

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
  • patriotism

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
  • person

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
  • Actions

The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
  • Class

He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
  • Conformity

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
  • Confusion

The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.
  • Problems

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
  • Shopping

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
  • war

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
  • education

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
  • truth

The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.
  • humor

Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
  • creativity

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem -- in my opinion -- to characterize our age.
  • Age

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
  • Evil

And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way.
  • Fate

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
  • Government

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust - we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
  • Humanity

At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.
  • Leadership

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
  • Miracles

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us
  • Nature

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
  • continual

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

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
  • confusion


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