Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.

The conscientious objector is a revoultionary. On deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society.

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this counrty is closely related with this.

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the desire for personal independence - these are the features of Jewish tradition that make me thank my stars that I belong to it.

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.

Imagination is more important than knowledge...

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

If my theory of relativity proves to be correct, Germany will claim me a German, and France will claim me a citizen of the world. However, if it proves wrong, France will say I'm a German, and Germany will say that I'm a Jew.

God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists.

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

So long as there are men there will be wars.

It is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life- long attempt to acquire it.

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.

People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

No one but a theorist believes his theory; everyone puts faith in a laboratory result but the experimenter himself.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.