Interesting quotes of Einstein
"Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partly accessible to our inspection and thought. The contemplation of that world beckoned like a liberation."
"These thoughts did not come in any verbal formulation. I rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterward."
"In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
"Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live."
"When I am judging a theory, I ask myself whether, if I were God, I would have arranged the world in such a way."
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."
"The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working."
"It is best, it seems to me, to separate one's inner striving from one's trade as far as possible. It is not good when one's daily bread is tied to G-d's special blessing".
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former".
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits".
"How does one activate people who are tired, harassed, and also lazy? It is like the founding of a new religion. It almost never succeeds, and if it does succeed, one is at loss to know why".
"Is our race so destructive of wisdom, so incapable of impartial love, so blind to even the simplest dictates of self-preservation that the last proof of silly cleverness is to be the extermination of all life on our planet?".
"Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the physical world."
"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure."
"I can imagine that G-d created a world without any laws: a chaos in short".
"Applying axioms of physical science to human life has something reprehensible to it".
"Imagination is more important than knowledge".
"I still work indefatigably at science but I have become an evil renegade who does not wish physics to be based on probabilities".
"Never lose a holy curiosity".
"It is enough if one tries every day to comprehend a little of this mystery".
"Curiosity has its own reason for existence".
"I was supposed to choose a "practical" profession, but this was simply unbearable to me".
"I know a little about nature and hardly anything about men".
"Yesterday idolized, today hated and spit upon, tomorrow forgotten and the day after tomorrow promoted to Sainthood. The only salvation is a sense of humor".
"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty".
"What should be done to give the power into the hands of capable and well-meaning persons has so far resisted all efforts".
"There is a kind of compliance which is a crime against humanity, though it passes for political wisdom".
"...the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, albeit a stubborn one".
(from a letter to a friend) "...You cannot get used to the idea that subjective time, with his “now”, has no objective meaning".
"Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as the star".
"Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust; we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper".
"Common sense is the deposit of prejudice laid down in the mind before the age of eighteen".
"Opinions about obviousness are to a certain extent a function of time".
"If you will not take the answer too seriously, and consider it only as a kind of joke, then I can explain [general relativity] as follows. It was formerly believed that if all material things disappeared out of the universe, time and space would be left. According to the relativity theory, however, time and space disappear together with the things."