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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“From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” Uncategorized
“Imagination is the highest form of research.” Uncategorized
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” Uncategorized
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” Uncategorized
“I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.” Uncategorized
“The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, and religious scripture a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.” Uncategorized
“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.” Uncategorized
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” Uncategorized
“God is subtle but he is not malicious.” Uncategorized
“A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.” Uncategorized
“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” Uncategorized
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Uncategorized
“Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots” Uncategorized
“One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.” Uncategorized
“When the solution is simple, God is answering.” Uncategorized
“I want to know God's thoughts - the rest are mere details.” Uncategorized
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” Uncategorized
“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” Uncategorized
“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.” Uncategorized
“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.” Uncategorized