I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Contributed by: Zaady
I don't try to imagine a God; it suffices to stand in awe of the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Source: Letter to S. Flesch (April 16, 1954)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.
Source: on atomic energy, Jan. 22, 1947
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
Source: Einstein, His Life and Times, 1947, by Philipp Frank
Whatever there is of God and goodness in the universe, it must work itself out and express itself through us. We cannot stand aside and let God do it.
Source: a conversation recorded by Algernon Black (Autumn 1940)
Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber boshaft ist er icht. The Lord God is subtle, but malicious he is not.
Source: Inscribed in Fine Hall, Princeton University.
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