Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

US(German-born) Physicist


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Quotations


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Before God we are all equally wise and equally foolish.


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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.


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I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.


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I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. Imagination is more important than knowledge ...


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It is miracle that curiosity survives formal education.


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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.


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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.


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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.


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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.