“Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men — above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”
“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”
“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
“Information is not knowledge.”
“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”
“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.”
“Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”
“Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
“Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do— but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.”
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
“Truth is what stands the test of experience.”
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
It’s never too late to start over. If you weren’t happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don’t stay stuck. Do better.
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.”
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
“Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.