Quotes by Albert Einstein

Unlock the secrets of our universe with these insightful Albert Einstein quotes. Einstein’s quotes may be deep – but it’s all relative!

Best Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who revolutionized modern physics.  He is best known for his theory of relativity and his famous equation E=mc², which describes the relationship between energy and mass.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest minds in human history, Einstein’s work has had an immense impact on the scientific world and beyond. Here are some of his most insightful quotes:

I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead and his eyes are dimmed.

Famous Quotes By Albert Einstein

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

I believe in standardizing automobiles. I do not believe in standardizing human beings. Standardization is a great peril which threatens American culture.

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

Quotes From Albert Einstein

Well Known Quotes Albert Einstein

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

Two things are infinite: the universe and the human stupidity.

Force always attracts men of low morality.

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

If A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

Our entire much-praised technological progress, and civilization generally, could be compared to an axe in the hand of a pathological criminal.

Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.

It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

I believe in Spinoza’s God, Who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes

Taken on the whole, I would believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein quote

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

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.

The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

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When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.

God doesn’t play dice with the world.

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

Common sense is actually nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind prior to the age of eighteen.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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

I am neither a German citizen, nor do I believe in anything that can be described as a “Jewish faith.” But I am a Jew and glad to belong to the Jewish people, though I do not regard it in any way as chosen.

I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

I want to know God’s thoughts – the rest are mere details.

A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Everyone likes me, yet nobody understands me.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

In so far as theories of mathematics speak about reality, they are not certain, and in so far as they are certain, they do not speak about reality.

Information is not knowledge.

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

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

God may be sophisticated, but he’s not malicious.

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I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.

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

Today the atomic bomb has altered profoundly the nature of the world as we know it, and the human race consequently finds itself in a new habitat to which it must adapt its thinking.

All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem—in my opinion—to characterize our age.

Misattributed Einstein Quotes

As you might expect, over the years, come erroneous “quotes” have been attributed to Albert Einstein.

One of the most popular is, “A Clever Person Solves a Problem. A Wise Person Avoids It”. This quote did not originate with Einstein.

Another quote often attributed to Einstein is, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”. There is no substantive proof that he ever said this though.

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