Albert Einstein's Brainy Quotes (2)
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
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.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
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.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
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.
I have just got a new theory of eternity.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
Information is not knowledge.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
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.
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.