1. You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

    410
  2. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

    329
  3. If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut

    158
  4. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

    135
  5. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

    128
  6. The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

    123
  7. No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

    83
  8. Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

    80
  9. Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme. Science without epistemology is-insofar as it is thinkable at all-primitive and muddled.

    80
  10. The truth of a theory can never be proven, for one never knows if future experience will contradict its conclusions.

    76

The complete list of 1931 Albert Einstein sayings