40 Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein was one of the world’s most famous scientists. He’s the dude that came up with the theory of relativity. I guess most people know that already. What you may not be aware of is that Albert Einstein also invented many great quotes. Here are favorites.

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.

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

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I love Humanity but I hate humans.

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. 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.

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Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

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

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Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.

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Knowledge exists in two forms – lifeless, stored in books, and alive, in the consciousness of men. The second form of existence is after all the essential one; the first, indispensable as it may be, occupies only an inferior position.

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I was originally supposed to become an engineer but the thought of having to expend my creative energy on things that make practical everyday life even more refined, with a loathsome capital gain as the goal, was unbearable to me.

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When the solution is simple, God is answering.

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

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

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

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No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

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It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

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

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Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

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

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

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The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.

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Never lose a holy curiosity.

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

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

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Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

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The faster you go, the shorter you are.

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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.

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