If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough
You can’t solve a problem on the same level you created it.
The question hat drives me hazy: Am I or the others crazy?
As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
I want to know [God’s] thoughts, the rest are details.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest are details
If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a plumber.
Come with me and . . . think about the electromagnetic theory of light.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age
I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifest
Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
One cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Two things inspire me to awe — the starry heavens above and the moral universe within.
The pioneers of a warless world are the [youth] who refuse military service.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Those whose acquaintance with scientific research is derived chiefly from its practical results easily develop a completely false notion of the mentality of the men who, surrounded by a skeptical world, have shown the way to kindred spirits scattered wide through the world and through the centuries. Only one who has devoted his life to...
It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.