- ‘Einstein: His Life and Universe‘ by Walter Isaacson
- ‘The World As I See It‘ by Albert Einstein
- ‘Ideas And Opinions‘ by Albert Einstein
- ‘Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms‘ by Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw
- ‘The Ultimate Quotable Einstein‘ by Albert Einstein, Alice Calaprice, Freeman Dyson
Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)
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.
Topics: Age, Habit, Reading, Thinking
Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.
Topics: Beauty, Learning, Education
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
A new kind of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels.
The future is an unknown, but a somewhat predictable unknown. To look to the future we must first look back upon the past. That is where the seeds of the future were planted. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Topics: The Past, Future, Tomorrow, The Future
The most important human 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 to life.
Topics: Morality, Morals, Ethics
I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.
You never fail until you stop trying.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard, which has been communicated to me in manuscript, leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation seem to call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration. This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable—though much less certain—that extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat or exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory. However, such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Topics: Life, Friends and Friendship, Tomorrow, Hope, Nature, Learning, Questions
How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Topics: Humanity, Cooperation
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.
Topics: Perspective, Time Management, Time
In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Although words exist for the most part for the transmission of ideas, there are some which produce such violent disturbance in our feelings that the role they play in the transmission of ideas is lost in the background.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.
Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man.
Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them—these are the best guides for man.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Topics: Creativity, World, Progress, Vision, Imagination, Giving, Knowledge, Wisdom
You cannot solve the problem with the same kind of thinking that has created the problem.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious—the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Topics: Creativity, Originality, Prejudice, Mediocrity, Genius, Greatness, Courage, Ideas
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