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?
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.
I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
The word ‘God’ is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other – above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of...
As the circle of light increases, so does its circumference of darkness.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal...
If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.
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.
As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
Great spirits have always encountered 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.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Life isn’t worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.
When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children.
Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people .
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.