55 Albert Einstein Quotes

55 Great Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein, one of the world's most famous scientists, is "the man who developed the general theory of relativity, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics."

​Having stumbled across a few similar articles, we decided to go all out and create our own interactive version of quotes to celebrate our love for a genius.

Einstein has given so much of his knowledge and philosophy to the world of science, that is appreciated all around the world from all walks of life.

Whether you're active in the world of science, philosophy or a university student, these Albert Einstein quotes will inspire you, challenge your thinking and make you smile.

Take your pick...

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."


"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."


"I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."


"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."


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


"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."


"The only real valuable thing is intuition."


"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."


"I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."


"No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"


"God is subtle but he is not malicious."


"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."


"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."


"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."


"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."


"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."


"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."


"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."


"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."


"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."


"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."


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


"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."


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


"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."


"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."


"God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."


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


"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."


"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings 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."


"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."


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


"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."


"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."


"One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."


"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."


"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."


"Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."


"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."


"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.

Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."


"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain; they do not refer to reality."


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


"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."


"Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."


"In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."


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


"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."


"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary."


"The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."


"People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.


"The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind."


"Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern."


"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."


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