Albert Einstein: 30 Inspirational Quotes
01. Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such authority over us that we FORGET their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens.
02. In science, moreover, the work of the individual is so bound up with that of his scientific predecessors and contemporaries that it appears almost as an impersonal product of his GENERATION.
03. The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the TRAINING of the MIND to think.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Never lose a holy curiosity
04. Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the THEORY which decides what can be observed.
05. If A is SUCCESS IN LIFE then A = x + y + z. Work in x, play is y, and z is keeping your mouth shut.
06. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must KEEP MOVING.
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08. Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of FREE SPEECH.
09. I believe in INTUITION and INSPIRATION. At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving… .
10. One may say “the eternal MYSTERY of the world is its comprehensibility.”
11. All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ENNOBLING MAN’S LIFE, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
12. Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man – GANDHI – as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.
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13. GREAT SPIRITS have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
14. Why is it nobody UNDERTANDS me and everybody likes me?
15. A new type of THINKING is essential if mankind is to survive and move towards higher levels.
The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds
16. Past thinking and methods did not prevent world wars. Future thinking must PREVENT WARS.
17. Taken on the whole, I would believe that GANDHI‘s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.
18. A HUMAN BEING is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space.
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19. Without ETHICAL CULTURE, there is no salvation for humanity.
20. The world is in greater peril from those who TOLERATE or ENCOURAGE EVIL than from those who actually commit it.
21. When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s RELATIVITY.
We are like shipwrecked people on a miserable plank in the open sea, having forgotten where they came from and not knowing whither they are drifting. But once we fully accept this, life becomes easier and there is no longer any disappointment.
22. The SUPREME TASK OF THE PHYSICIST is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them.
23. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into LAZY HABITS of thinking.
24. IMMAGINATION is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.
25. NATIONALISM is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
26. SCIENCE not only PURIFIES the RELIGIOUS impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism but also contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life.
27. A MAN’S VALUE to the community depends primarily on how far his feelings, thoughts, and actions are directed towards promoting the good of his fellows.
28. But laws alone cannot secure FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION; in order that every man may present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
29. Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great MORAL LEADERS are made.
30. Study and in general the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to REMAIN CHILDREN all our lives.