The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead and his eyes are dimmed.

I see my life in terms of music.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.

A man's actions are determined by necessity, external and internal.

It's not than I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.

Our separation from each other is an optical illusion.

I am not more gifted than anybody else. I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up a problem until I have found the proper solution.

Gravity is not responsible for people falling in love.

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

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

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.

It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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

Light travels faster than sound, thats why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind,and are not however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.

WHAT is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

A practical profession is a salvation for a man of my type; an academic career compels a young man to scientific production and only strong characters can resist the temptation of superficial analysis.

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

The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it.

As a child I received instruction in both the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.

If I were given one hour to save the world, I would spend 50 minutes defining the problem.

A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.

While it is true that scientific results are entirely independent from religious or moral considerations, those individuals to whom we owe the great creative achievements of science were all of them imbued with the truly religious conviction that this universe of ours is something perfect and susceptible to the rational striving for knowledge.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.

We are here for the sake of others.

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

No one does anything right in life, until they realize that they are making a mistake.

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

Intuition,, not intellect, is the 'open sesame' of yourself.

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.

I salute the man who is going through life always helpful, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.

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

The basis of all scientific work is the conviction that the world is an ordered and comprehensive entity, which is a religious sentiment. My religious feeling is a humble amazement at the order revealed in the small patch of reality to which our feeble intelligence is equal.

Always do what's right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.