Albert Einstein Quotes Collection

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About Albert Einstein

If you wanna create a list of the most famous genius in the world, Albert Einstein's name must included at the top of your list. Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist, author and philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He was born on 14 March 1879 in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Wurttemberg in the German Empire and died 18 April 1955 at the age of 76 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Einstein is best known for his "Mass–Energy equivalence formula E = mc2 and "Theory of relativity". Not only was he a brilliant scientist, he had a sharp wit and clever sense of humor. He received Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Albert Einstein was named Person of the Century by TIME magazine in 1999. Einsteins were non-observant Jews.

I like Einstein's life & thought, His theories, political concerns, and impact. In this article i provide some of his quote, The remarkable quotes that he said in his lifetime. All of these are collected from various source. More will be added soon.

Albert Einstein Quotes

  1. * There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.*
  2. * 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.*
  3. * To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.*
  4. * Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.*
  5. * We cannot predict our future,but we can learn from the past*
  6. * There is no such thing as cold it is only the absence of heat*
  7. * Gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.*
  8. * When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seem like two hours. That's relativity*
  9. * Imagination is more important that knowledge.*
  10. * The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.*
  11. * I have just got a new theory of eternity.*
  12. * Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.*
  13. * Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.*
  14. * We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.*
  15. * If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.*
  16. * Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.*
  17. * Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.*
  18. * God may be subtle, but He isn't plain mean.*
  19. * I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.*
  20. * The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.*
  21. * The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.*
  22. * I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.*
  23. * Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.*
  24. * The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.*
  25. * 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.*
  26. * What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.*
  27. * A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.*
  28. * Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.*
  29. * Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.*
  30. * Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.*
  31. * Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.*
  32. * The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.*
  33. * Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.*
  34. * Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?*
  35. * The faster you go, the shorter you are.*
  36. * We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.*
  37. * It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.*
  38. * It is only to the individual that a soul is given.*
  39. * The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.*
  40. * Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.*
  41. * In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.*
  42. * The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.*
  43. * Never lose a holy curiosity.*
  44. * One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.*
  45. * People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.*
  46. * You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.*
  47. * One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.*
  48. * Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.*
  49. * It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.*
  50. * The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.*
  51. * The man of science is a poor philosopher.*
  52. * Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.*
  53. * Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.*
  54. * It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.*
  55. * Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.*
  56. * Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.*
  57. * We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.*
  58. * It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.*
  59. * Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.*
  60. * Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.*
  61. * The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.*
  62. * 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.*
  63. * True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.*
  64. * The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.*
  65. * I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.*
  66. * It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.*
  67. * You can't blame gravity for falling in love.*
  68. * Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.*
  69. * You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.*
  70. * I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.*
  71. * The only real valuable thing is intuition.*
  72. * The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.*
  73. * Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.*
  74. * Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.*
  75. * It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.*
  76. * The environment is everything that isn't me.*
  77. * The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.*
  78. * There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.*
  79. * Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.*
  80. * Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.*
  81. * All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.*
  82. * No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.*
  83. * The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.*
  84. * If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.*
  85. * To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.*
  86. * The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.*
  87. * Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.*
  88. * We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.*
  89. * God does not play dice.*
  90. * It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.*
  91. * Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.*
  92. * Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.*
  93. * Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.*
  94. * There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.*
  95. * Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.*
  96. * Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.*
  97. * I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.*
  98. * Force always attracts men of low morality.*
  99. * The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.*
  100. * True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.*
  101. * I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.*
  102. * Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.*
  103. * 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.*
  104. * 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.*
  105. * When the solution is simple, God is answering.*
  106. * Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.*
  107. * I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.*
  108. * God always takes the simplest way.*
  109. * He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.*
  110. * I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.*
  111. * 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.*
  112. * The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.*
  113. * Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.*
  114. * You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.*
  115. * 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.*
  116. * The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.*
  117. * All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.*
  118. * Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.*
  119. * You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.*
  120. * As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.*
  121. * I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.*
  122. * I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.*
  123. * I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.*
  124. * The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.*
  125. * I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.*
  126. * 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.*
  127. * If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.*
  128. * There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.*
  129. * I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.*
  130. * 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.*
  131. * We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.*
  132. * The only source of knowledge is experience.*
  133. * Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.*
  134. * It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.*
  135. * Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.*
  136. * Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.*
  137. * Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.*
  138. * That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.*
  139. * 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.*
  140. * The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.*
  141. * Information is not knowledge.*
  142. * Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.*
  143. * Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.*
  144. * Love is a better teacher than duty.*
  145. * Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!*
  146. * Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.*
  147. * The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.*
  148. * He who joyfully marches to music 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.*
  149. * Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.*
  150. * A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?*
  151. * Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.*
  152. * Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.*
  153. * Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.*
  154. * The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.*
  155. * If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.*
  156. * I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.*
  157. * The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.*
  158. * Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.*
  159. * Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.*
  160. * Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.*
  161. * Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.*
  162. * An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.*
  163. * Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.*
  164. * Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.*
  165. * Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.*
  166. * Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.*
  167. * 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 any talent for abstract, positive thinking.*
  168. * Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.*
  169. * It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.*
  170. * Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.*
  171. * 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.*
  172. * If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?*
  173. * Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.*
  174. * A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.*
  175. * 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.*
  176. * 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.*
  177. * Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.*
  178. * A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?*
  179. * Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.*
  180. * Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.*
  181. * A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.*
  182. * All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.*
  183. * We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.*
  184. * It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.*
  185. * 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.*
  186. * Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.*
  187. * The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.*
  188. * Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.*
  189. * Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.*
  190. * If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.*
  191. * No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.*
  192. * Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.*
  193. * Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.*
  194. * A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.*
  195. * The faster you go, the shorter you are. *
  196. * The only real valuable thing is intuition. *
  197. * The only source of knowledge is experience. *
  198. * If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. *
  199. * Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. *
  200. * Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. *
  201. * Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. *
  202. * The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. *
  203. * You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. *
  204. * Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.*
  205. * Love is a better teacher than duty. *
  206. * Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. *
  207. * Force always attracts men of low morality. *
  208. * Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. *
  209. * Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. *
  210. * Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. *
  211. * Information is not knowledge.*
  212. * Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. *
  213. * It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. *
  214. * I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion. *
  215. * Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. *
  216. * Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. *
  217. * Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. *
  218. * Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. *
  219. * Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. *
  220. * Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. *
  221. * A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. *
  222. * Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. *
  223. * We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.*
  224. * The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. *
  225. * The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. *
  226. * Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. *
  227. * The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. *
  228. * Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. *
  229. * Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.*
  230. * The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. *
  231. * There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. *
  232. * I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. *
  233. * Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. *
  234. * We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.*
  235. * 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. *
  236. * 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.*
  237. * He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. *
  238. * If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. *
  239. * You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. *
  240. * There's a Genius in all of us.*
  241. * If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber. *
  242. * If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. *
  243. * Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. *
  244. * Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. *
  245. * Know where to find the information and how to use it - That's the secret of success. *
  246. * Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means. *
  247. * The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. *
  248. * It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. *
  249. * The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. *
  250. * We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant. *
  251. * To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything . *
  252. * The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned. *
  253. * Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance. *
  254. * The horizon of many people is a circle with zero radius which they call their point of view. *
  255. * 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. THAT'S relativity. *
  256. *I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.*
  257. *Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.*

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peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

Albert is a noble man. The saviour to modern world. I love this quote: We cannot predict our future,but we can learn from the past* Very true indeed! Thanks for this hub. I am going to bookmark it.


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sam.azgor 4 years ago from Bangladesh Author

@peachpurple: thanx for comment and bookmark as well.


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

Very wise man. Thanks for sharing his quotes.


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sam.azgor 3 years ago from Bangladesh Author

Lady_E : thanx for comment :)

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