Albert Einstein

Country Germany
Born Friday, 14 March 1879
Quotes 952
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics. (Source: Wikipedia)
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“Excellence is doing a common thing in an uncommon way.” Uncategorized
“The human spirit must prevail over technology.” Uncategorized
“Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.” Uncategorized
“At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.” Uncategorized
“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.” Uncategorized
“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. ” Uncategorized
“Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.” Uncategorized
“What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.” Uncategorized
“It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” Uncategorized
“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.” Uncategorized
“Truth is what stands the test of experience. ” Uncategorized
“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” Uncategorized
“We are all life trying to live, among other life trying to live.” Uncategorized
“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as hard duty. Never regard study as duty but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.” Uncategorized
“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.” Uncategorized
“I don't try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.” Uncategorized
“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” Uncategorized
“My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude… ” Uncategorized
“I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.” Uncategorized
“Information is not knowledge.” Uncategorized