Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

A Quote by Albert Einstein on driving, experience, force, religion, research, and science

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on humanity

We cannot dispair of humanity, since we are ourselves human beings.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Idea and Opinions,1954

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on god, coincidence, chance, and randomness

Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on age and common sense

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: E. T. Bell Mathematics, Queen and Servant of the Sciences. 1952.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on courage, direction, genius, intelligence, opposites, and violence

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: see Schumacher

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on eternity, mystery, and world

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on atoms, belief, books, civilization, earth, fighting, men, people, thinking, and war

. . . I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two thirds of the people of the earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: the Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 1945

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on action, certainty, communication, destruction, future, energy, and work

Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard, which has been communicated to me in manuscript, leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration. This new phenomena would also lead to the construction of bombs. . . . A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port, together with some of the surrounding territory. However, such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ltr. to Pres. F.D. Roosevelt, Aug.2,1939, resulting in funds to develop the atom bomb

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on belief, brothers, discovery, individuality, knowledge, and mind

I believe in the brotherhood of man and the uniqueness of the individual. But if you ask me to prove what I believe, I can't. You know them to be true but you could spend a whole lifetime without being able to prove them. The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Interview with Professor William Hermanns

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on acceptance and universe

Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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