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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 (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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (550 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (548 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never think of the future -- it will come soon enough.

Albert Einstein, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want to know the thoughts of God. Everything else is just details.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (504 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (499 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

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 (1066 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 (291 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

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