Albert Einstein

Country Germany
Born Friday, 14 March 1879
Quotes 952
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics. (Source: Wikipedia)
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"Belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science." Uncategorized
"It is open to every man to choose the direction of his striving and every man may take comfort from the fine saying that is more precious than its possession." Uncategorized
"Look into nature, and then you will understand it better." Uncategorized
"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility...The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle." Uncategorized
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." Uncategorized
One must divide one's time between politics and equations. But our equations are much more important to me, because politics is for the present, while our equations are for eternity. Uncategorized
"I think we have to safeguard ourselves against people who are a menace to others, quite apart from what may have motivated their deeds." Uncategorized
I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves--such an ethical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty...The ideals which have guided my way, and time after time have given me the energy to face life, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth." Uncategorized
"I do not like to state an opinion on a matter unless I know the precise facts." Uncategorized
"It is not so important where one settles down. The best thing is to follow your instincts without too much reflection." Uncategorized
"It would be better if you begin to teach others only after you yourself have learned something." Uncategorized
"The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind" Uncategorized
The most important endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity for life Uncategorized
A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future. Uncategorized
I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know if I am. Uncategorized
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. Uncategorized
Curiosity is a delicate little plant which, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom" Uncategorized
A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings. Uncategorized
"The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks" Uncategorized
I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world." Uncategorized