My Favorite Albert Einstein Quotes
Albert Einstein would have to be one of my greatest inspirations. Some of the things he said during his life were so profound and insightful, that I was left with goosebumps the first time I heard them. Here are some of my favorite Einstein quotes to share with you... Enjoy!
Einstein's Ironic Humor
- "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."
- "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. "
- "Only two things are Infinite; 'The Universe' and 'Human Stupidity'; and I am not too sure about the former."
- "If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew."
- "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
- "I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right."
Inspirational Einstein Quotes
- "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
- "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
- "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
Einstein on Imagination, Logic, Knowledge & Intelligence
- "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
- 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."
- "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree."
- "Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
- "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
- "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
- "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination."
- "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
Einstein on Morality, Truth & Justice
- "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."
- "Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
- "Force always attracts men of low morality."
- "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."
- "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."
- "As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue."
- "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."
- "Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."
Einstein Quotes on Love & War
- "Love is a better teacher than duty. "
- "Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
- "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
- "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."
- "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- "You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."
- "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."
- "It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
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