Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) was a German-born mathematician and physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.
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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.
You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
You never fail until you stop trying.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.
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.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
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.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
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.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.
I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success.
Creativity is simply intelligence having fun.
Never memorize something that you can look up.
Let your imagination become the preview of your life's future attractions
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Look into nature, and then you will understand it better.
Failure is success in progress.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men-above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. My peace of mind is often troubled by the depressing sense that I have borrowed too heavily from the work of other men.
A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it's built for.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
In teaching history, there should be extensive discussion of personalities who benefited mankind through independence of character and judgment.
I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I'm doing it myself.
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
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