Albert Einstein Quotes

  • It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
    – Albert Einstein, In Struggle
  • He physicist’s greatest tool is his wastebasket.
    – Albert Einstein, In Science/Physics
  • The physicist’s greatest tool is his wastebasket.
    – Albert Einstein, In Science/Physics
  • 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.
    – Albert Einstein, In Perspective
  • It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
    – Albert Einstein, In Religion
  • We should take care not to make the intellect our god. It has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
    – Albert Einstein, In Science
  • Fantasie ist wichtiger als Wissen.
    – Albert Einstein, In Art
  • If my theory of relativity is proven succesful, Germany will claim me as German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. If my theory should prove to be untrue, then France will say that I am a German, and Germany will say that I am a Jew.
    – Albert Einstein, In Science
  • Any 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.
    – Albert Einstein, In Humor
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
    – Albert Einstein, In Humanity
  • The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entereing a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of books–a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.
    – Albert Einstein, In Nature
  • The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    – Albert Einstein, In Education
  • Few are those who can see with their own eyes and hear with their own hearts.
    – Albert Einstein, In Philosophy
  • The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service.
    – Albert Einstein, In War
  • Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one
    – Albert Einstein, In Humanity
  • It is not enough for a handful of experts to attempt the solution of a problem, to solve it and then to apply it. The restriction of knowledge to an elite group destroys the spirit of society and leads to its intellectual impoverishment.
    – Albert Einstein, In Politics/Anarchy
  • A country cannot simultaneously prepare and prevent war.
    – Albert Einstein, In War
  • I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls.
    – Albert Einstein, In Religion
  • 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.
    – Albert Einstein, In Imagination
  • True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
    – Albert Einstein, In Art
  • The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
    – Albert Einstein, In Mystery
  • I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.
    – Albert Einstein, In Death/Immortality
  • Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
    – Albert Einstein, In Time/Infinity
  • Life is a mystery, not a problem to be solved
    – Albert Einstein, In Mystery
  • Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
    – Albert Einstein, In Food/Vegeterianism
  • Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
    – Albert Einstein, In Education/Creativity