religion

A Quote by Albert Einstein on beauty, existence, feeling, knowledge, men, religion, and wisdom

To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull facilities can comprehend only in the most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of the devoutly religious men.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: What I Believe, 1930

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on blindness, religion, science, and balance

Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Einstein, Out of My Later Years, chapter 8, part 1, p. 26 (1950, rev. & reprinted 1970).

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on admiration, conviction, emotion, god, humility, ideas, mind, power, religion, spirit, superiority, and universe

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able toperceive with our frail and feeble mind. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe, forms my idea of God.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Quoted in the New York Times obituary (April 19, 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on beauty, existence, fear, feeling, knowledge, life, mystery, religion, and wisdom

The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on feeling, goals, humility, nature, purpose, religion, thinking, and understanding

I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on experience, fear, mystery, and religion

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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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 feeling, laws, religion, science, spirit, superiority, and universe

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man. . . . In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Letter to a child who asked if scientists pray (January 24, 1936)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on behavior, death, education, ethics, fear, hope, punishment, religion, reward, and sympathy

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: "Religion and Science", New York Times Magazine (November 9, 1930)

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A Quote by Alan Watts on duty, god, ideas, and religion

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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