Quotations From ALBERT EINSTEIN
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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), U.S. physicist, mathematician, philosopher of science, pacifist. "Ideas and Opinions," p. 270, Physics and Reality (1936). On whether there is a special "scientific method."
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. physicist. Motto for the astronomy building of Junior College, Pasadena, California.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. scientist. Telegram, May 24, 1946, sent to prominent Americans. New York Times (May 25, 1946).
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We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. scientist. Out of My Later Life, ch. 51 (1950).
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When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-American theoretical physicist. Quoted in News Chronicle (March 14, 1949).
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.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. scientist. Quoted in Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics, ch. 2 (1975).
The man of science is a poor philosopher.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. theoretical physicist. Out of My Later Years, ch. 12 (1950).
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seemin my opinionto characterize our age.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born-U.S. theoretical physicist. Out of My Later Years, ch. 14 (1950).
There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), U.S. physicist, mathematician, philosopher of science, pacifist. Trans. by K. Popper. Ueber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitaetstheorie, ch.22 (1917). Alluding both to Newton's theory of gravitation vis a vis Einstein's, and Einstein's vis a vis future improvements.
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If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am 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.Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born-U.S. theoretical physicist. Address, December 1929, at the Sorbonne. Quoted in New York Times (February 16, 1930).
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