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Top Albert Einstein Quotes: list of his famous quotations

Here are some of the top quotes by Albert Einstein, Add to the list if you know any other.  Some quotes are repeated as I have tried to categorize those quotes.

    Funny quotes by Albert Einstein

  1. Two things are infinite the universe and human stupidity and I’m not sure about the former. (famous as Einstein’s quote on stupidity and my favorite)
  2. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
  3. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
  4. Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
  5. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
  6. The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
  7. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
  8. God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
  9. In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
  10. You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat (Famous as Albert Einstein Cat quote)
  11. Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
  12. 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 will be killed.
  13. If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.
  14. If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
  15. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
  16. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
  17. The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
  18. When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
  19. Quotes on God, Religion by Albert Einstein

  20. I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.
  21. I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
  22. God always takes the simplest way.
  23. My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
  24. I am convinced that God does not play dice.
  25. Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
  26. True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
  27. God is subtle but he is not malicious.
  28. Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind
  29. God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically
  30. Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
  31. 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
  32. The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge
  33. I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
  34. It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.
  35. Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.
  36. Quotes on Life by Albert Einstein

  37. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
  38. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
  39. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
  40. A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
  41. The only source of knowledge is experience.
  42. 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.
  43. The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
  44. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
  45. Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
  46. Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
  47. Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
  48. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
  49. Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
  50. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
  51. If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
  52. The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
  53. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
  54. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
  55. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
  56. The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
  57. A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
  58. An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
  59. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
  60. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
  61. Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
  62. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
  63. Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
  64. I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
  65. I have just got a new theory of eternity.
  66. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
  67. There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
  68. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
  69. In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
  70. The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
  71. Quotes on happiness by Albert Einstein

  72. A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
  73. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
  74. Quotes on Love by Albert Einstein

  75. No, this trick won’t work…. How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
  76. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
  77. Love is a better teacher than duty.
  78. Education quotes by Albert Einstein

  79. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
  80. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school
  81. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
  82. Quotes on Imagination, Intuition,Curiosity by Albert Einstein

  83. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  84. The only real valuable thing is intuition.
  85. I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
  86. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing
  87. All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man’s actions.
  88. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
  89. Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
  90. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
  91. The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
  92. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
  93. Quotes on Attitude by Albert Einstein

  94. Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
  95. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
  96. Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
  97. Force always attracts men of low morality.
  98. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
  99. You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
  100. Albert Einstein Quotes by Albert Einstein

  101. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
  102. It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
  103. I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
  104. A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? (Albert Einstein’s crazy quote)
  105. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
  106. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
  107. I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
  108. I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
  109. Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater
  110. Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity
  111. Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
  112. It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
  113. As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
  114. My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
  115. The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
  116. He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder
  117. I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
  118. Quotes on World by Albert Einstein

  119. The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
  120. In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep
  121. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
  122. Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
  123. Art, Science, technology Quotes by Albert Einstein

  124. Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
  125. Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
  126. The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking
  127. Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
  128. one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
  129. All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
  130. If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
  131. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
  132. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
  133. It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.
  134. Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
  135. No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
  136. The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
  137. The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
  138. True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
  139. Maths Quotes by Albert Einstein

  140. Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater
  141. Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity
  142. As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality
  143. Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
  144. Peace Quotes by Albert Einstein

  145. Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding
  146. Patriotism Quotes by Albert Einstein

  147. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
  148. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism how passionately I hate them!
  149. World War Quotes by Albert Einstein

  150. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
  151. You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
  152. 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 will be killed.
  153. I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
  154. The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
  155. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
  156. Quotes on Communism by Albert Einstein

  157. One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
  158. Nature Quotes by Albert Einstein

  159. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.
  160. It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.
  161. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  162. We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
  163. Other Quotes

  164. Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves
  165. It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
  166. The man of science is a poor philosopher.
  167. It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
  168. Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
  169. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
  170. Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.
  171. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
  172. Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
  173. People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
  174. Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
  175. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
  176. The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
  177. The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
  178. The environment is everything that isn’t me.
  179. The faster you go, the shorter you are.
  180. The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
  181. The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
  182. The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
  183. There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
  184. I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly.

June 25th, 2010 at 4:59 am

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  1. “Einstein is wht i get ….Imagination is far beyond comprehensible…”

    Joseph steward

    2 Dec 12 at 12:47 am

  2. Hey I was wondering if there is quote its a long one, and one of the lines is …. Keep old love letter and throw away bank statments

    Laura

    18 Dec 12 at 7:49 pm

  3. The current generation has to grasp the quotes of this begotten son of the world and educate children on the basis of his visions.

    Then we will have so many Albert Einsteins who may save the world and add more scientific achivements for the generation to come.

    TAMIRU TIGUH INIKA

    1 Feb 13 at 6:14 pm

  4. sucess and prosperity is the result of positive thaught and action

    sagar poudel

    16 Mar 13 at 8:36 am

  5. I’m inspired by these qoutes and I like them with a meaning

    nelly

    29 May 13 at 10:36 am

  6. I love all quotes of Albert Einstein

    NAbeel Ahmed Palijo

    1 Jul 13 at 1:03 pm

  7. He is not understandable but one who understand, is great.. otherwise Einstein is great…
    :-)

    Suraj Agrawal

    7 Jul 13 at 7:30 am

  8. Admitting a mistake requires courage. Declaring a mistake requires faith and inner strength.

    Chimney

    18 Jul 13 at 1:07 pm

  9. I love the man as much as anyone, and have been inspired by many of his quotes, but I would like to see what sources were used to collect all of these, as I’m a bit doubtful they are all direct quotes. It would be nice though.

    Rebekah

    3 Sep 13 at 2:47 am

  10. You know I am 20 years old and my mind has started to roam and take me into new things and start questioning a lot of things. Einstein is the first person I thought about in these new waters that i am treading. Many people need to wake up and take a look at what is really going on!

    Thomas Young

    3 Sep 13 at 7:58 am

  11. I think, therefore I am, I think.

    Richard Mahoney

    25 Sep 13 at 2:36 am

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