Monday, November 2, 2009

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Quotes from Einstein

* "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

* "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

* "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

* "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."

* "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."

* "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

* "The only real valuable thing is intuition."

* "A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."

* "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."

* "God is subtle but he is not malicious."

* "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

* "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."

* "The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."

* "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."

* "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

* "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

* "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."

* "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

* "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."

* "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."

* "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

* "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

* "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."

* "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."

* "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."

* "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

* "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."

* "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we
created them."

* "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

* "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

* "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."

* "Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."

* "If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."

* "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

* "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."