I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly.

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.

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay, without knowing the whys and the wherefore.

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

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

My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.

I like neither new clothes nor new kinds of food.

Spooky action at a distance.

Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.

It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

All that man ignores, does not exist for him. Therefore the universe of each, is summed up to the size of his knowledge.

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.

When I was young, all I wanted and expected from life was to sit quietly in some corner doing my work without the public paying attention to me. And now see what has become of me.

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

If it isn't urgent, worry about it later.

Failure is success in progress.

Evil is the absence of God.

Earth is the insane asylum of the universe.

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

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