Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

A Quote by Albert Einstein on illusion, consciousness, and separation

Our separation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein

 

The ancients knew something, which we seem to have forgotten.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on mystical, profound, albert einstein, and science

The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the power of all true science.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on intellect, intellectual, god, personality, lead, leadership, serve, and service

We should take care not to make intellect our god.  It has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.  It cannot lead, it can only serve.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on religion and cosmic

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion, which will be based on experience, will refuse to be dogmatic.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein

The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations. If one were to take that goal out of its religious form and look merely at its purely human side, one might state it perhaps thus: free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind... it is only to the individual that a soul is given. And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein

The more a man is imbued with the ordered regularity of all events the firmer becomes his conviction that there is no room left by the side of this ordered regularity for causes of a different nature. For him neither the rule of human nor the rule of divine will exist as an independent cause of natural events. To be sure, the doctrine of a personal God interfering with the natural events could never be refuted, in the real sense, by science, for this doctrine can always take refuge in those domains in which scientific knowledge has not yet been able to set foot. But I am persuaded that such behavior on the part of the representatives of religion would not only be unworthy but also fatal. For a doctrine which is able to maintain itself not in clear light but only in the dark, will of necessity lose its effect on mankind, with incalculable harm to human progress... If it is one of the goals of religions to liberate mankind as far as possible from the bondage of egocentric cravings, desires, and fears, scientific reasoning can aid religion in another sense. Although it is true that it is the goal of science to discover (the) rules which permit the association and foretelling of facts, this is not its only aim. It also seeks to reduce the connections discovered to the smallest possible number of mutually independent conceptual elements. It is in this striving after the rational unification of the manifold that it encounters its greatest successes, even though it is precisely this attempt which causes it to run the greatest risk of falling prey to illusion. But whoever has undergone the intense experience of successful advances made in this domain, is moved by the profound reverence for the rationality made manifest in existence. By way of the understanding he achieves a far reaching emancipation from the shackles of personal hopes and desires, and thereby attains that humble attitude of mind toward the grandeur of reason, incarnate in existence, and which, in its profoundest depths, is inaccessible to man. This attitude, however, appears to me to be religious in the highest sense of the word. And so it seems to me that science not only purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism but also contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: "Science, Philosophy, and Religion, A Symposium", published by the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, Inc., New York, 1941

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on peace, non-violence, resistance, and gandhi

It is my belief that the problem of bringing peace to the world on a supranational basis will be solved only by employing Gandhi's method on a larger scale.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on person, success, value, and worth

Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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