Quotes by Albert Einstein

To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.
– Albert Einstein
Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seems to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.
– Albert Einstein
Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
– Albert Einstein
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
– Albert Einstein
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
– Albert Einstein
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
– Albert Einstein
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
– Albert Einstein
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
– Albert Einstein
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
– Albert Einstein
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
– Albert Einstein
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
– Albert Einstein
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
– Albert Einstein
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
– Albert Einstein
You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
– Albert Einstein
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
– Albert Einstein
The man of science is a poor philosopher.
– Albert Einstein
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
– Albert Einstein
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
– Albert Einstein
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
– Albert Einstein
I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
– Albert Einstein