Albert Einstein Quotes

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious...

...It is the source of all
true art and all science.

He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead:
 his eyes are closed."

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

There are two ways to live your life - one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

People like you or I, do not grow old no matter how long we live.
We never cease to stand like curious children before the great Mystery into which we were born.

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.


A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.


Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.



Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.


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


Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.



The most precious things in life are not those one gets for money.



Everything is determined 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.


After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.


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