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By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

I do not believe that a moral philosophy can ever be founded on a scientific basis. … The valuation of life and all its nobler expressions can only come out of the soul’s yearning toward its own destiny. Every attempt to reduce ethics to scientific formulas must fail. Of that I am perfectly convinced.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

God is clever, but not dishonest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Capitalism creates a huge community of producers who are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor, and an oligarchy that cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized society....the subjugation is not by force but because the privileged class has long ago established a system of values by which the people were thenceforth, to a large extent unconsciously, guided in their social behavior.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

Out yonder there was this huge world...which stands before us like a great eternal riddle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

Since that deluge of newspaper articles I have been so flooded with questions, invitations, suggestions, that I keep dreaming I am roasting in Hell, and the mailman is the devil eternally yelling at me, showering me with more bundles of letters at my head because I have not answered the old ones.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

You imagine that I look back on my life's work with calm satisfaction. But from nearby it looks quite different. There is not a single concept of which I am convinced that it will stand firm, and I feel uncertain whether I am in general on the right track.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

One ought to be ashamed to make use of the wonders of science embodied in a radio set, the while appreciating them as little as a cow appreciates the botanic marvels in the plants she munches.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

A thought that sometimes makes me hazy: Am I - or are the others crazy?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Compound interest is the eighth natural wonder of the world and the most powerful thing I have ever encountered.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

Turkish soldiers are very brave. They love their homeland and they do not hesitate to give their lives for it if necessary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

I thought of that while riding my bicycle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

We must learn the difficult lesson that the future of Mankind will only be tolerable when our course, in world affairs as in others, is based upon justice and law rather than the threat of naked power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity. I hope that someday, our humanity might yet surpass our technology.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

Most people stop looking when they find the proverbial needle in the haystack. I would continue looking to see if there were other needles.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Albert Einstein

What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure on those who, whether directly or indirectly, have to do with the procedure.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent People Ignore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our thinking. Thus, we are drifting toward catastrophe beyond conception. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

I am fascinated by Spinoza's pantheism, but admire even more his contributions to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and the body as one, not two separate things

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Arrows of hate have been aimed at me too, but they have never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world with which I have no connection whatsoever.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible. Nevertheless, no one doubts that we are confronted with a causal connection whose causal components are in the main known to us. Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

Strange is our situation here upon earth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

I like to experience the universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified. Our bodies are like prisons, and I look forward to be free, but I don't speculate on what will happen to me. I live here now, and my responsibility is in this world now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

One does not make wars less likely by formulationg rules of warfare... war cannot be humanized. It can only be eliminated.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

I would teach peace rather than war, love rather than hate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme. Science without epistemology is-insofar as it is thinkable at all-primitive and muddled.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Albert Einstein

Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll learn.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Albert Einstein

The [quantum] theory reminds me a little of the system of delusions of an exceedingly intelligent paranoiac.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

For the most part, I do the thing which my own nature prompts me to do. It is embarrassing to earn so much respect and love for it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

It is little short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not already completely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.... I believe that one could even deprive a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness if one could force it with a whip to eat continuously whether it were hungry or not.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. On being reproached that his formula of gravitation was longer and more cumbersome than Newton's.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

Unless the cause of peace based on law gathers behind it the force and zeal of a religion, it hardly can hope to succeed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

It may be possible to fight intolerance, stupidity, and fanaticism seperately, but when they come together there is no hope.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

The consequence was a positively fanatic [orgy of] freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

A theory is the more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises is, the more different kinds of things it relates, and the more extended is its area of applicability. Therefore the deep impression which classical thermodynamics made upon me. It is the only physical theory of universal content concerning which I am convinced that within the framework of the applicability of its basic concepts, it will never be overthrown.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Einstein

The contemplation of this world beckoned as a liberation (...)The road to this paradise was not as comfortable and alluring as the road to the religious paradise; but it has shown itself reliable, and I have never regretted having chosen it.