It is impossible to get anywhere without sinning against reason.
Everything in life is vibration.
I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
In music I do not look for logic. I am quite intuitive on the whole and know no theories. I never like a work if I cannot intuitively grasp its inner unity (architecture).
In the shadow of the atomic bomb it has become even more apparent that all men are, indeed, brothers.
Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren't these the same questions as last year's [physics] final exam? Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.
The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them.
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.
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 sympathy. Man
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Buddhi
On the left-hand side of the field equation we may add the fundamental tensor guv, multiplied by a universal constant, -Î», at present unknown, without destroying the general covariance.
The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.
To me it is enough to wonder at the secrets
Failing isn't bad when you learn what not to do.
The Universe is stranger than we imagine!
Only a monomaniac gets anything done.
The effort to strive for truth has to precede all other efforts.
Even a fool is wise after an event.
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
There has been an earth for a little more than a billion years. As for the question of the end of it I advise: Wait and see!
The longing to behold this pre-established harmony [of phenomena and theoretical principles] is the source of the inexhaustible patience and perseverance with which Planck has devoted himself ... The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper
God has given me a mule-like stubbornness to stick with a difficult problem and the intuitive powers to conceptualize complex hypothetical situations in my mind.
You might as well not be alive if you're not in awe of God.
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.