Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Today we must abandon competition and secure cooperation. This must be the central fact in all our considerations of international affairs; otherwise we face certain disaster. Past thinking and methods did not prevent world wars. Future thinking must prevent wars...The stakes are immense, the task c
Only strong characters can resist the temptation of superficial analysis.
Figuring out how to think about the problem.
The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion.
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstei
"Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem to characterize our age. If we desire sincerely and passionately the safety, the welfare and the free development of the talents of all men, we shall not be in want of the means to approach such a state."
Experience is knowledge. All the rest is information.
The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.
I find it difficult to believe that I belong to such an idiotic, rotten species - the species that actually boasts of its freedom of will, heroism on command, senseless violence, and all of the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism.
Man's will, sustained by an indominable conviction, is much more powerful than material forces that seem insurmountable.
The faster you go, the shorter you are.
I have lived to prove Thoreau's contention that a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
We must remember that we do not observe nature as it actually exists, but nature exposed to our methods of perception. The theories determine what we can or cannot observe...Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one.
You imagine that I look back on my life's work with calm satisfaction. But from nearby it looks quite different. There is not a single concept of which I am convinced that it will stand firm, and I feel uncertain whether I am in general on the right track.
I believe that Gandhiâ€™s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
It's not that I'm so smart,
Nothing causes more consternation in a group of hypocrits than one honest man.
Imagination is more valuable than information.
There is possibility in every difficulty.
For the moral attitudes of a people that is supported by religion need always aim at preserving and promoting the sanity and vitality of the community and its individuals, since otherwise this community is bound to perish. A people that were to honour falsehood, defamation, fraud, and murder would b
Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.
The idea of achieving security through national armament is, at the present state of military technique, a disastrous illusion.
We must recognize what in our accepted tradition is damaging to our fate and dignity-and shape our lives accordingly.
Women always worry about things that men forget; men always worry about things women remember.
Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest.
Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.