Quotations of Wisdom

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Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. [Q19]

Albert Einstein

It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy. [Q358]

Albert Einstein

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. [Q169]

Albert Einstein

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination. [Q401]

Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. [Q23]

Albert Einstein

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity. [Q428]

Albert Einstein

Problems cannot be solved by the level of awareness that created them. [Q298]

Albert Einstein

Truth is what stands the test of experience. [Q300]

Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. [Q20]

Albert Einstein

One thing I have learned in a long life: All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike - and yet it is the most precious thing we have. [Q145]

Albert Einstein

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. [Q121]

Albert Einstein

As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it. [Q399]

Albert Einstein

The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer. [Q18]

Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. [Q372]

Albert Einstein

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. [Q2022]

Albert Einstein

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. [Q394]

Albert Einstein

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots. [Q2091]

Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them. [Q1956]

Albert Einstein

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds. [Q21]

Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. [Q1273]

Albert Einstein

The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion. [Q305]

Albert Einstein

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. [Q26]

Albert Einstein

Times such as these have always bred defeatism and despair. But there remain, nonetheless, some few among us who believe man has within him the capacity to meet and overcome even the greatest challenges of this time. If we want to avoid defeat, we must wish to know the truth and be courageous enough to act upon it. If we get to know the truth and have the courage, we need not despair. [Q1874]

Albert Einstein

May the conscience and the common sense of the peoples be awakened, so that we may reach a new stage in the life of nations, where people will look back on war as an incomprehensible aberration of their forefathers! [Q583]

Albert Einstein

The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in the United States is closely connected with this. [Q311]

Albert Einstein

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. [Q361]

Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. [Q22]

Albert Einstein

Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest. [Q293]

Albert Einstein

If I give you a pfennig, you will be one pfennig richer and I'll be one pfennig poorer. But if I give you an idea, you will have a new idea, but I shall still have it, too. [Q120]

Albert Einstein

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. [Q396]

Albert Einstein

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. [Q24]

Albert Einstein

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them! [Q67]

Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. [Q25]

Albert Einstein

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Q1367]

Albert Einstein

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience. [Q493]

Albert Einstein

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. [Q552]

Albert Einstein

Any intelligent 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. [Q482]

Albert Einstein

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it? [Q387]

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