The Most 43 Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes of All Time

Albert Einstein — German Physicist born on March 14, 1879, died on April 18, 1955

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his massenergy equivalence formula E = mc2. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory (Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein Quotes

1. Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking. The contemplation of this world beckoned like a liberation…

2. Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking, observing, there we enter the realm of art and science

3. A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "universe," a part limited in time and space

4. If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music ... I cannot tell if I would have done any creative work of importance in music, but I do know that I get most joy in life out of my violin
5. It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.

6. The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.

7. 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.

8. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

9. Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

10. I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

11. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

12. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

13. Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.

14. The years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alternations of confidence and exhaustion, and final emergence into light—only those who have experienced it can understand that.

15. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

16. I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

17. Invention is not the product of logical thought, even though the final product is tied to a logical structure.

18. Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.

19. Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien.

20. A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

21. I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

22. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hopes of reward after death.

23. The great moral teachers of humanity were, in a way, artistic geniuses in the art of living.

24. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

25. I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.

26. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

27. I would teach peace rather than war. I would inculcate love rather than hate.

28. I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.

29. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

30. All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

31. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

32. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

33. The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.

34. I believe in standardizing automobiles. I do not believe in standardizing human beings.

35. A human being is part of a whole called by us “Universe.”

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

37. A question that sometimes drives me hazy — am I or are the others crazy?

38. The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

39. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

40. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

41. Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

42. It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry

43. A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

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