Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

The life of the individual has meaning only in so far as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful.

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls.

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else. Unless it`s an enemy.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

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