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...
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.
Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them – these are the best guides for man
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.
If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants.
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 pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people .
We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.
We already know that the world is far more complex, and strange, and beautiful than we thought.
A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That...
What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
We have penetrated far less deeply into the regularities obtaining within the realm of living things, but deeply enough nevertheless to sense at least the rule of fixed necessity… what is still lacking here is a grasp of the connections of profound generality, but not a knowledge of order itself.
What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires...
Ego=1/Knowledge” More the knowledge lesser the ego, lesser the knowledge more the ego.