Top 30 Most Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes of All Times

Albert Einstein quotes on imagination

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

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

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

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one.

Mathematician? [ edit]

“Mathematician”? to what theorems did he contribute? “Mathematical or theoretical physicist”, certainly; but I question “Mathematician” (ditto the main article).

Mathematician“? Yep … Einstein was well versed in mathematics.
To what theorems did he contribute? You don’t have to contribute to a theorem to be a Mathematician.
He was also a theoretical physicist and experimental physicist (he got his nobel for the later not the prior)
Sincerely Reddi


Organizing these… [ edit]

These quotes are pretty disorganized right now. I will probably try to add a few, organizing the sourced ones chronologically, and the attributed alphapbetically tonight or tomorrow. ~ Achilles 21:41, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Albert Einstein Quotes on Science

100. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

101. “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.”

102. “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”

103. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

104. “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”

105. “The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”

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

Albert Einstein Quotes to Help You Deal With Love Issues

139. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”

140. “Love is a better master than duty.”

141. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”

142. “However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.”

Also read: Love Quotes, Friendship Quotes

key takeaways:

  • Don’t judge people – intelligence comes in more than one form
  • define what success is to you
  • swim in the right lake – don’t try to excel in something you are not good at. If you do this, you will be mediocre at best.

To learn how to live life consciously and with a clear perspective; read this ultimate guide: A Mindful Approach To Self Actualization

Most Famous Albert Einstein Quotes about Love

  1. “Love is a better master than duty.”
  2. “Just be of good cheer, love, and don’t fret.”
  3. “Marriage is but slavery – made to appear civilized.”
  4. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
  5. “Life isn’t worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.”
  6. “Only the thought of you gives my life here a true meaning.”
  7. “How proud I will be to have a little Ph.D. for a sweetheart.”
  8. “Love brings much happiness, much more so than pining for someone brings pain.”
  9. “Marriage makes people treat each other as articles of property and no longer as free human beings.”
  10. “I firmly believe that love [of a subject or hobby] is a better teacher than a sense of duty – at least for me.”
  11. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”
  12. “Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.”
  13. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
  14. “Possessing you makes me proud & your love makes me happy. I will be doubly happy when I can press you to my heart again and see your loving eyes.”
  15. “Is it not a lack of real affection that scares me away again and again from marriage. Is it a fear of the comfortable life, or nice furniture, of dishonor that I burden myself with, or even the fear of becoming a contented bourgeois?”

US Citizenship and the Manhattan Project

During the reign of Adolf Hitler, Einstein renounc

During the reign of Adolf Hitler, Einstein renounced his German heritage and left Germany for good. He stayed in the US and took up a position in the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1935, Einstein applied for a US citizenship, and became an American citizen by 1940.

In 1939, word spread that the Nazis were researching about atomic bombs. Although a pacifist, Einstein and the other refugees regarded it as their responsibility to alert the Americans about this.

Because of this, he sent a letter to then-president Theodore Roosevelt, urging him to look into America’s nuclear research. This led to the Manhattan Project, which focused on the research and development of nuclear weapons.

When Einstein knew about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, he instantly joined the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Einstein said a year before his death, in 1954, that sending the recommendation to Theodore Roosevelt was a great mistake in his life.

Here are 100 quotes from Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist and genius:

About God, Religion, and Atheism

  • "God always takes the simplest way."
  • "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."
  • "I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil."
  • "I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details."
  • "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."
  • "God is subtle but he is not malicious."
  • "Morality is of the highest importance—but for us, not for God."
  • "All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree."
  • "True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness."
  • "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."
  • "No, and one life is enough for me." (in response to the question, "Do you believe in immortality?")
  • "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."

This aged stamp shows Einstein next to his most recognizable equation—the equation of mass-energy equivalence.

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Albert Einstein Quotes about Education

  1. “Information is not knowledge.”
  2. “The only source of knowledge is experience.”
  3. “Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”
  4. “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
  5. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
  6. “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”
  7. “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
  8. “Schools may favor such freedom by encouraging independent thought.”
  9. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
  10. “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
  11. “This is quite natural: everybody likes to do that for which he has a talent.”
  12. “Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.”
  13. “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
  14. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
  15. “The great moral teachers of humanity were, in a way, artistic geniuses in the art of living.”
  16. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
  17. “Copernicus, through his work and the greatness of his personality, taught man to be modest.”
  18. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
  19. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
  20. “I do not much believe in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be.”
  21. “Studying, and striving for truth and beauty in general, is a sphere in which we are allowed to be children throughout life.”
  22. “The students at our universities have ceased as completely as their teachers to enshrine the hopes and ideals of the nation.”
  23. “It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need college. He can learn them from books.”
  24. “Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.”
  25. “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.”
  26. “In the matter of physics [education], the first lessons should contain nothing but what is experimental and interesting to see.”
  27. “When I was a little boy my father showed me a small compass, and the enormous impression that it made on me certainly played a role in my life.”
  28. “Young people especially like to contemplate bold projects. Also, it is natural for a serious young man to envision his desired goals with the greatest possible precision.”
  29. “The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.”
  30. “The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.”
  31. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
  32. “Only if outward and inner freedom are constantly and consciously pursued is there a possibility of spiritual development and perfection and thus of improving man’s outward and inner life.”
  33. “I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values.”
  34. “Numerous are the academic chairs, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Numerous and large are the lecture halls, but far from numerous the young people who genuinely thirst for truth and justice.”
  35. “Never regard your study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn the liberating beauty of the intellect for your own personal joy and for the profit of the community to which your later work will belong.”











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