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The Great Thought: Albert Einstein



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

Out yonder there is this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking.

Past is dead. Future is uncertain, Present is all you have. So eat, drink and live merry.

इन्सान को यह देखना चाहिए कि क्या है, यह नहीं कि उसके अनुसार क्या होना चाहिए।

Why is it that no one understands me and everybody likes me.

I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Beyond the realms of what we see, into the regions or the unexplored limited only by our imaginations.

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

What is important in understanding science is not technology.

The theory must not contradict empirical facts.

सच्चा धर्म ही सच्ची जिंदगी है, अपनी पूरी आत्मा के साथ जीना, सारी अच्छाई और सारी उदारता ही सच्चा धर्म है।

Nothing is more damaging to the dignity of the government and the law of the land than passing laws which can not be enforced.

To invent something, all you need is imagination and a big pile of junk.

The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!

Our separation from each other is an optical illusion.

Excellence is doing a common thing in an uncommon way.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

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.

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.

It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

The only source of knowledge is experience.

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

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

We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

The human spirit must prevail over technology.

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.

I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.

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

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

अधिकांश लोग कहते है की वो बुद्धि है जो एक महान वैज्ञानिक बनाती है। वो गलत है चरित्र ही एक महान वैज्ञानिक बनाता है।

एक सफल व्यक्ति बनने का प्रयास मत करो। बल्कि मूल्यों पर चलने वाले इंसान बनो।

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

The religion of the future will be cosmic religion. It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Play is the highest form of research.

The right to search for the truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be the truth.

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.

It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.

If you are looking for different results, do not do the same.

God always takes the simplest way.

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

एक पुरुष को कभी पता नहीं होता की शुभ विदाई कैसे दे। और एक स्त्री को कभी समझ नहीं आता की शुभ विदाई कब दे।

व्यक्तित्व सुनने या देखने से नहीं बनता, मेहनत और काम करने से बनता है।

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

Life is like a bicycle: if you stop pedaling you fall.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

I love Humanity but I hate humans.

Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exist for other people.

This world is a dangerous place to live, not because people are evil, but because the people did not care.

The most amazing thing about the world is that we understand it.

We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.

Something deeply hidden had to be behind things.

Earth is the insane asylum of the universe.

The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats.

Why should I fill my brain with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?

Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the World.

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

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.

The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.

ज्ञान से ज्यादा कल्पना जरूरी है।

हालात मनुष्य से ज्यादा मजबूत होते है।

मेरे पास कोई विशेष काबिलियत नहीं है, मै तो बस जिज्ञासु हूं।

I want to know what God thinks. The rest are details.

We are all life trying to live, among other life trying to live.

What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.

असली जोखिम से ही विश्वास की पहचान होती है।

Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.

बीते हुए कल से सीखना, आज में जीना, कल के लिए आशा रखना। सबसे महत्तवपूर्ण चीज़ है, प्रशन पूंछना बंद मत करना।

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people--first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.

The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.

Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.

It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

If something is in me which can be called religious, then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.

It is easier to disintegrate an atom than a prejudice.

There is far too great a disproportion between what one is and what others think one is, or at least what they say they think one is.

वक्त बहुत कम है अगर हमे कुछ करना है तो अभी से शुरू कर देना चाहिए।

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking, but by immutable laws.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.

As the area of light expands, so does the perimeter of darkness.

जिंदगी जीने के दो तरीके है। पहला यह कि कुछ भी चमत्कार नहीं है, दूसरा यह कि दुनिया की हर चीज चमत्कार है।

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is a something that our mind cannot grasp and whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly and as a feeble reflection, this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious.

Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.

When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible.

What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.

There is nothing known as "Perfect". Its only those imperfections which we choose not to see!

Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

क्रोध मूर्खों की छाती में ही बसता है।

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.

At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.

Once a day allow yourself the freedom to dream.

Science is a sharp eye when it comes to the tools and approaches and be blind when it comes to values and goals.

So long as there are men, there will be wars.

Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.

Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Necessity is the mother of all invention.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.

The only reason time exists is so that things do not happen at once.

Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men - above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

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

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

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our thinking. Thus, we are drifting toward catastrophe beyond conception. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

Wisdom is not the result of education, but a life long attempt to achieve it.

I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough.

Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrasemongers, however artful. No man can dispose of Christianity with a bon mot.

न्यूटन के बारे में सोचने का अर्थ है उनके महान कार्यो को याद करना। उनके जैसे व्यक्तित्व के बारे में इसी से अंदेशा लगाया जा सकता है कि उन्हें एक सर्वव्यापी सत्य को सिद्ध करने में कितना संघर्ष करना पड़ा।

Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

परेशानी के मध्य ही अवसर छिपा होता है।

हिंसा हमेशा बाधा को जल्दी से हटा सकती है पर ये कभी सृजनात्मक नहीं हो सकती।

God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

The man with the greatest soul will always face the greatest war with the low minded person.

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.

I asked myself childish questions and proceeded to answer them.

Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think.

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Curiosity is more important than knowledge.

No one does anything right in life, until they realize that they are making a mistake.

I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Force always attracts men of low morality.

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

यदि मानव जीवन को जीवित रखना है तो हमें बिलकुल नयी सोच की आवश्यकता होगी।

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

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

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.

I am not more gifted than anybody else. I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up a problem until I have found the proper solution.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.

Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.

The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.

The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who in their grudge against traditional religion as the "opium of the masses" cannot hear the music of the spheres.

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

The state was made for man, not man for state.

If tomorrow were never to come, it would not be worth living today.

यदि आप किसी सुन्दर लड़की को चुम्बन करते हुए सुरक्षित ड्राइव कर रहे है तो इसका मतलब यह है की आप चुम्बन पर इतना ध्यान नहीं दे रहे है जितना की देना चाहिए।

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.

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.

मै स्वर्ग और नर्क में से किसी को भी अच्छा या बुरा नहीं कहता क्योंकि मेरे दोस्त दोनों जगह रहते है।

तर्क आपको एक स्थान अ से दूसरे स्थान ब तक ले जाएगा, कल्पना आपको कहीं भी ले जा सकती है।

A problem can be solved within the context of the problem.

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

आपको गेम के नियम सीखने चाहिए। और तब आप किसी भी खिलाडी से अच्छा खेलेंगे।

One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

शिक्षा वो है जो आपको तब भी याद रहे जब आप सब कुछ भूल गए हो जो आपको याद था।

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.

You never fail until you stop trying.

Information is not knowledge.

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, but what about the universe I still have doubts.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

The power of faith is demonized enemies of the truth.

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow-creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is not what it is built for.

I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.

Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.

Keep fighting until the last buzzer sounds.

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing.

Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.

सत्य और ज्ञान की खोज में लगे रहना ही किसी व्यक्ति की सबसे बड़ी विशेषता हो सकती है।

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Pure mathematics is in its way the poetry of logical ideas.

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all, be a sheep.

संयोग भगवान का बचा हुआ गोपनीय रास्ता है।

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

God does not play dice with the universe.

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children.

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

Brief is this existence, as a visit in a strange house. The path to be pursued is poorly lit by a flickering consciousness.

I prefer to make up my own quotes and attribute them to very smart people, so that I can use them to win arguments.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.

The supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a simple datum of experience.

As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

One cannot alter a condition with the same mind set that created it in the first place.

If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.

गुरुत्वाकर्षण लोगो के प्यार में गिरने के लिए ज़िम्मेदार नहीं हैं।

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

स्वयं को सत्य और ज्ञान का न्यायाधीश समझने वालो का ये झूठा विश्वास ईश्वर ही खंडित करते है।

सूचना ज्ञान नहीं है।

The only thing that gets in the way of my learning is my education.

Common to all these types is the anthropomorphic character of their conception of God. In general, only individuals of exceptional endowments, and exceptionally high-minded communities, rise to any considerable extent above this level. But there is a third stage of religious experience which belongs to all of them, even though it is rarely found in a pure form: I shall call it cosmic religious feeling. It is very difficult to elucidate this feeling to anyone who is entirely without it, especially as there is no anthropomorphic conception of God corresponding to it.

Love is a better master than duty.

In scientific thinking are always present elements of poetry. Science and music requires a thought homogeneous.

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

ईश्वर के सामने हम सभी एक बराबर ही बुद्धिमान हैं-और एक बराबर ही मूर्ख भी।

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

To dwell on the things that depress or anger us does not help in overcoming them. One must knock them down alone.

ये दुनिया बड़ी ही भयानक है, उन लोगो के कारण नहीं जो बुरा करते है बल्कि उन लोगो के कारण जो बुरा होते देखते है और बुरा होने देते है।

प्रत्येक इंसान जीनियस है। लेकिन यदि आप किसी मछली को उसकी पेड़ पर चढ़ने की योग्यता से जज करेंगे तो वो अपनी पूरी ज़िन्दगी यह सोच कर जिएगी की वो मुर्ख है।

In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who says there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.

Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.

बिना सवाल किसी अधिकृत व्यक्ति का सम्मान करना सत्य के खिलाफ जाना है।

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will.

यदि आप किसी चीज़ को साधारण तरीके से नहीं समझा सकते है तो इसका मतलब है की आप उसको सही ढंग से नहीं समझ पाए हैं।

We are all very ignorant. What happens is that not all ignore the same things.

I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.

That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.

Philosophers play with the word, like a child with a doll.... It does not mean that everything in life is relative.

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

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

The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

जिस व्यक्ति ने कभी गलती नहीं कि उसने कभी कुछ नया करने की कोशिश नहीं की।

Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

The most important question a person can ask is, "Is the Universe a friendly place?"

The world is not threatened by people who are evil, but of those who allow 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.

My sense of god is my sense of wonder about the universe.

Organized people are just too lazy to go looking for what they want.

शांति शक्ति के द्वारा नहीं रखी जा सकती है। यह केवल समझ से प्राप्त की जा सकती है।

How can cosmic religious feeling be communicated from one person to another, if it can give rise to no definite notion of a God and no theology? In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

In the matter of physics, the first lessons should contain nothing but what is experimental and interesting to see. A pretty experiment is in itself often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from our minds.

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

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

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

Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.

Black holes are where God divided by zero.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.

If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.

A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.

जब आप एक अच्छी लड़की के साथ बैठे हों तो एक घंटा एक सेकंड के सामान लगता है। जब आप धधकते अंगारे पर बैठे हों तो एक सेकंड एक घंटे के सामान लगता है। यही सापेक्षता है।

Time is an illusion.

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

कोई भी समस्या चेतना के उसी स्तर पर रह कर नहीं हल की जा सकती है जिस पर वह उत्पन्न हुई है।

एक मेज, एक कुर्सी, एक कटोरा फल और एक वायलन ; भला खुश रहने के लिए और क्या चाहिए?

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.

He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

The woman who follows the crowd will usually believe that I said this.

Older men start wars, but younger men fight them.

भय से शांति नहीं लाई जा सकती। शांति तो तब आती है जब हम आपसी विश्वास के लिए ईमानदारी से कोशिश करे।

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.

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

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

अपनी सर्वोत्तम क्षमताओ के अनुसार राजनितिक मामलो में दोषसिद्धि हर नागरिक का कर्तव्य है।

Never lose a holy curiosity.

Imagination is the highest form of research.

हम हमारी समस्याओं को उसी सोच के साथ ख़त्म नहीं कर सकते है, जिस सोच के साथ हमने उन्हें पैदा किया हैं।

It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry.

यदि आप प्रसन्नतापूर्वक जीना चाहते हो तो इसे एक व्यक्ति या वस्तु के बजाय एक लक्ष्य से बांधो।

Life is a Mystery, not a problem waiting to be solved.

It is important to foster individuality, for only the individual can produce the new ideas.

If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.

For rebelling against every form of authority fate has punished me by making me an authority.

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

You are right in speaking of the moral foundations of science, but you cannot turn around and speak of the scientific foundations of morality.

The strongest force in the universe is Compound Interest.

व्यक्ति की कीमत इससे नहीं है कि वो क्या प्राप्त कर सकता है, बल्कि इसमें है कि वो क्या दे सकता है।

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

A desk, some pads, a pencil, and a large basket -- to hold all of my mistakes.

Growth comes through analogy; through seeing how things connect, rather than only seeing how they might be different.

We never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we are born.

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

अगर तथ्य सिद्धांत से नही मिलते है तो तथ्य को बदल डालिये।

As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.

There is nothing divine about morality, it is a purely human affair.

Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.

The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.

Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such authority over us that we forget their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens.

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.

I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.

The only thing certain in this world is uncertainty.

The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.

The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.

बुद्धि का सही संकेत ज्ञान नहीं बल्कि कल्पनाशीलता है।

If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck.

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

A conviction akin to religious feeling of the rationality or intelligibility of the world lies behind all scientific work of a high order.

मूर्खता और बुद्धिमता में यह फर्क है की बुद्धिमता की एक सीमा होती है।

Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

धर्म के बिना विज्ञान लंगड़ा है, विज्ञान के बिना धर्म अंधा है।

In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this religious feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.

Any society which does not insist upon respect for all life must necessarily decay.

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He as been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.

My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.

I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.

शांति जोर डालकर प्राप्त नहीं की जा सकती, सिर्फ समझकर प्राप्त की जा सकती है।

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.

दो चीजें अनंत हैं: ब्रह्माण्ड और मनुष्य कि मूर्खता; और मैं ब्रह्माण्ड के बारे में दृढ़ता से नहीं कह सकता।

I have reached an age where if someone tells me to wear socks, I dont have to.

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

If I were not a Jew I would be a Quaker.

The future is not a gift-it is an achievement.

Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Failure is success in progress.

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.

Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots.

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.

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

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion.

Everyone must become their own person, however frightful that may be.

I see my life in terms of music.

An autocratic system of coercion, in my opinion soon degenerates. For force always attract men of low morality.

Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth.

पागलपन : एक ही चीज़ को बार-बार करना और हमेशा अलग परिणाम की आशा करना।

The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling.

Never memorize something that you can look up.

The perfection of means and the confusion of ends seems to be our problem.

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Morality is of the highest importance -- but for us, not for God.

It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.

The idea of a personal god is quite alient to me and seems even naive.

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker.

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.


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