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Albert Einstein quotes

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

God always takes the simplest way.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

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

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

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

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

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

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

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

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

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.

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

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

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.