Many of the things you can count don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count really count.
Humiliation and mental oppression by ignorant and selfish teachers wreak havoc in the youthful mind that can never be undone and often exert a baleful influence in later life.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
Never lose a holy curiosity. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.
Most teachers waste their time by asking question which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what pupils knows or is capable of knowing.
The most important thing is to not stop questioning.
The great moral teachers of humanity were in a way artistic geniuses in the art of living.
I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place.
Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow – perhaps it all will.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings.
The supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a simple datum of experience.
I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal god.
The history of scientific and technical discovery teaches us that the human race is poor in independent and creative imagination.
Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren’t these the same questions as last year’s [physics] final exam? Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.