Albert Einstein Quotes

Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.

Striving for peace and preparing for war are incompatible with each other, and in our time more so than ever.

At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.

It’s very depressing to live in a time where it’s easier to break an atom than a prejudice.

One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.

It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.

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.

School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn’t worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave.

The goal of pacifism is possible only though a supranational organization. To stand unconditionally for this cause is the criterion of true pacifism.

The world we have created is a product of our thinking.

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

The most superior of scientific goals is to embrace a maximum of experiment with a minimum of hypotheses.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

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

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

You never fail until you stop trying.

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Failure is success in progress

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.