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The environment is everything that isn't me.
 

The faster you go, the shorter you are.
 

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
 

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.
 

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

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
 

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

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
 

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
 

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
 

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
[Curiosity]
 

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.
 

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.
 

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
 

The man who enjoys marching in line and file to the strains of music falls below my contempt; he received his great brain by mistake - the spinal cord would have been amply sufficient.
[War]
 

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

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
 

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and 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. ... 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 in the ranks of devoutly religious men.
[Science]
 

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

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
 


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