Friday, December 9, 2011

Albert Einstein: Poignant Quotes

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity effecting a revolution in physics. In 1921 he won the Nobel Prize in physics. After Hitler came to power in 1933, Einstein moved to the U.S. where he became a citizen in 1940. Einstein wrote more than 300 scientific papers and 150 non-scientific works.

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

-Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.

- Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.

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

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

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

-Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

-Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.

Selected by quoteflections.

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

-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.

-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.

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

-The search for truth is more precious than its possession.

- A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his 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. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

- The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.

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