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Albert Einstein

physicist and 1922 Nobel prize winner; b. 1879; d. 1955  ·  26 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (295 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (319 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.

Albert Einstein, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.

Albert Einstein, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (270 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (292 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (322 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (180 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (516 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (533 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (241 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (518 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

Albert Einstein, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

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