Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

A Quote by Albert Einstein on belief and mathematics

I don't believe in mathematics.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Quoted by Carl Seelig. Albert Einstein.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on books, effort, and nature

About Newton: Nature to him was an open book, whose letters he could read without effort.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on certainty, laws, mathematics, and reality

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on difficulty, mathematics, and worry

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on judgment, knowledge, laughter, and truth

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on life and worth

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Only a life lived for others is worth living.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein

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

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on circle, compassion, consciousness, nature, space, time, and universe

A human being is a part of the 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.  Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Mathematical Circles: Mathematical Circles Adieu & Return to Mathematical Circles

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on learning and people

The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on civilization, contempt, mistakes, and music

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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