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Summary

Albert Einstein was a famous Physicist from Germany, who lived between March 14, 1879 and April 18, 1955. He became 76 years old.

Biography

He was a German theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate who is best known for having formulated the theory of relativity and the equation of the relationship between mass and energy (lots of energy law, E = mc ²). Through the special theory of relativity revolutionized the mechanics, and emphasized the concept of time.

He is considered to be one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He was president of the Deutsche Gesellschaft Physikalisches 1916-18 and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, including for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. He published more than 300 scientific works and 150 works on other subjects than physics, including about politics.

In popular culture, Einstein has become synonymous with high intelligence and the finest genius. His face is one of the most famous in the world, and in 1999 Einstein was named "Person of the Century" (Century person) by Time Magazine.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 159 quotes who is written / told by Albert, under the main topics: Anger, Beauty, Death, Education, Equality.

Related authors: Philippe Halsman, Shinichi Suzuki, Max Born

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein

Famous quotes by Albert Einstein (159)


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"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been"
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"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds"
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"Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?"
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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better"
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"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere"
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"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized"
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"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning"
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"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be"
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"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift"
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"It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed"
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"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them"
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"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death"
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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"
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"Information is not knowledge"
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"In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself"
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"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"
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"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions"
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"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity"
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"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones"
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"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious"
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"I have just got a new theory of eternity"
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"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"
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"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil"
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"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"
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"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty"
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"I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind"
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"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"
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"God always takes the simplest way"
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"Force always attracts men of low morality"
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"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"
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"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts"
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"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted"
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"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler"
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"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized"
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"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school"
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"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater"
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"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age"
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"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"
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"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen"
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"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish"
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"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"
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"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue"
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"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new"
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"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either"
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"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking"
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"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves"
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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction"
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"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools"
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"An empty stomach is not a good political adviser"
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"All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions"
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"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual"
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"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree"
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"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?"
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"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"
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"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new"
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"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem"
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"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be"
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"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else"
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"You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war"
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"You can't blame gravity for falling in love"
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"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality"
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"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive"
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"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"
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"We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings"
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"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them"
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"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value"
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"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness"
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"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist"
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"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"
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"To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground"
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"The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe"
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"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination"
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"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources"
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"The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal"
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"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one"
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"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives"
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"The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder"
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"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education"
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"The only source of knowledge is experience"
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"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once"
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"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead"
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"The faster you go, the shorter you are"
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"The environment is everything that isn't me"
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"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion"
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"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits"
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"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat"
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"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while"
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"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God"
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"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal"
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"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"
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"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results"
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"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding"
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"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty"
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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former"
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"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person"
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"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile"
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"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"
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"One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility"
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"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them"
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"Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature"
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"Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God"
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"Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events"
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"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler"
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"Love is a better teacher than duty"
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"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters"
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"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us"
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"Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity"
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"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"
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"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge"
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"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed"
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"I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details"
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"I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world"
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"God does not play dice"
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"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"
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"The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive"
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"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing"
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"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character"
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"It is only to the individual that a soul is given"
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"The only real valuable thing is intuition"
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"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind"
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"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder"
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"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science"
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"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it"
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"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking"
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"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge"
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"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"
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"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right"
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"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"
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"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed"
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"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"
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"Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds"
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"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it"
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"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong"
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"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it"
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"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"
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"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible"
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"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one"
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"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced"
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"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle"
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"It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion"
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"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough"
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"God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean"
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"You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created"
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"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking"
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"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character"
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"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once"
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"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler"
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"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"
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"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science"
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"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas"
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"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it"
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"Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone"
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"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
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"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
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"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer"


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