Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist
14 March 1879 — 18 April 1955

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Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Every one who is seriously engaged in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.

Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.

What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

Education is that which remains if one has forgotten everything else he learned in school.

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one`s living at it.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

What I’m really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.

So far as the theories of mathematics are about reality, they are not certain; so far as they are certain, they are not about reality.

I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.


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