Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.
The distinction between past, present and future is an illusion, but a very persistent one.
If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I…
The release of atomic 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…
I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.
Ego=1/Knowledge” More the knowledge lesser the ego, lesser the knowledge more the ego.
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd…
For those of us who believe in physics, this separation between past, present and future is only an illusion, however tenacious.
I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.
Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act, and in that action are the seeds of new knowledge.
But science can only be created by those who are thoroughly imbued with the aspiration toward truth and understanding. This source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere of religion. To this there also belongs…
It is best, it seems to me, to separate one’s inner striving from one’s trade as far as possible. It is not good when one’s daily break is tied to God’s special blessing.
I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves – such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine. The ideals which have lighted me on my way…
One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final…
Please explain the problem to me slowly, as I do not understand things quickly.
We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in…
He who finds though that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the…
When I am judging a theory, I ask myself whether, if I were God, I would have arranged the world in such a way.
It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but…
My mind is my laboratory.
To the Master’s honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton’s ground.
There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
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.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.