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Albert Einstein quotes

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

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.

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

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.

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

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

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

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

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

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.

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Never lose a holy curiosity.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

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.

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.

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.