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Albert Einstein quotes

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

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.

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.

You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

I have just got a new theory of eternity.

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

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.