Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... it takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Never underestimate your own ignorance.

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

When all think alike, no one thinks very much.

The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.

My sense of God is my sense of wonder about the Universe.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

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.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

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.

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.

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.

We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!

He who cherishes the values of culture cannot fail to be a pacifist.