Albert Einstein – Quotes

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” — Albert Einstein

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” — Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.” — Albert Einstein

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” — Albert Einstein

You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.” — Albert Einstein

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” — Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” — Albert Einstein

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” — Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” — Albert Einstein

When the solution is simple, God is answering.” — Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” — Albert Einstein

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” — Albert Einstein

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

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” — Albert Einstein

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.” — Albert Einstein

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” — Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.” — Albert Einstein

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” — Albert Einstein

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.” — Albert Einstein

To the Master’s honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton’s ground.” — Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” — Albert Einstein

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.” — Albert Einstein

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.” — Albert Einstein

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” — Albert Einstein

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

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” — Albert Einstein

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” — Albert Einstein

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” — Albert Einstein

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” — Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” — Albert Einstein

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.” — Albert Einstein

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.” — Albert Einstein

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” — Albert Einstein

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.” — Albert Einstein

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” — Albert Einstein

The only source of knowledge is experience.” — Albert Einstein

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” — Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition.” — Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” — Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” — Albert Einstein

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” — Albert Einstein

The man of science is a poor philosopher.” — Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” — Albert Einstein

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.” — Albert Einstein

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” — Albert Einstein

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.” — Albert Einstein

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.” — Albert Einstein

The faster you go, the shorter you are.” — Albert Einstein

The environment is everything that isn’t me.” — Albert Einstein

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” — Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” — Albert Einstein

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.” — Albert Einstein

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.” — Albert Einstein

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.” — Albert Einstein

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.” — Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” — Albert Einstein

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.” — Albert Einstein

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” — Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” — Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.” — Albert Einstein

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” — Albert Einstein

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.” — Albert Einstein

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” — Albert Einstein

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” — Albert Einstein

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.” — Albert Einstein

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” — Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” — Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” — Albert Einstein

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.” — Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” — Albert Einstein

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.” — Albert Einstein

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.” — Albert Einstein

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” — Albert Einstein

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.” — Albert Einstein

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.” — Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” — Albert Einstein

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” — Albert Einstein

Never lose a holy curiosity.” — Albert Einstein

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” — Albert Einstein

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” — Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” — Albert Einstein

Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.” — Albert Einstein

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.” — Albert Einstein

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” — Albert Einstein

Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.” — Albert Einstein

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” — Albert Einstein

Love is a better teacher than duty.” — Albert Einstein

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” — Albert Einstein

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” — Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.” — Albert Einstein

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” — Albert Einstein

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein

It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.” — Albert Einstein

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.” — Albert Einstein

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.” — Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.” — Albert Einstein

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.” — Albert Einstein

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” — Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” — Albert Einstein

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” — Albert Einstein

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.” — Albert Einstein

Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?” — Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” — Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.” — Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” — Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” — Albert Einstein

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.” — Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” — Albert Einstein

If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” — Albert Einstein

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” — Albert Einstein

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” — Albert Einstein

I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.” — Albert Einstein

I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.” — Albert Einstein

I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.” — Albert Einstein

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.” — Albert Einstein

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

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.” — Albert Einstein

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.” — Albert Einstein

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” — Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” — Albert Einstein

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein

I have just got a new theory of eternity.” — Albert Einstein

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.” — Albert Einstein

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.” — Albert Einstein

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.” — Albert Einstein

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.” — Albert Einstein

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.” — Albert Einstein

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.” — Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.” — Albert Einstein

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion.” — Albert Einstein

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” — Albert Einstein

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!” — Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.” — Albert Einstein

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” — Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.” — Albert Einstein

God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean.” — Albert Einstein

God does not play dice.” — Albert Einstein

God always takes the simplest way.” — Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality.” — Albert Einstein

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.” — Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” — Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” — Albert Einstein

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” — Albert Einstein

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

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.” — Albert Einstein

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.” — Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” — Albert Einstein

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” — Albert Einstein

Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.” — Albert Einstein

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” — Albert Einstein

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.” — Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” — Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” — Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” — Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” — Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.” — Albert Einstein

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man’s actions.” — Albert Einstein

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” — Albert Einstein

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” — Albert Einstein

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” — Albert Einstein

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” — Albert Einstein

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” — Albert Einstein