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Albert Einstein Quotes


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Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
[Age]
 

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
[Science]
 

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 both for the body and the mind.
[Success]
 

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

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.
[Age]
 

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

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
 

Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.
 

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

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

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
 

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
 

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
 

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

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
[Attempt]
 

The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
 

The deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
[God]
 

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.
 

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

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


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