Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being. As a solitary being, he attemps to protect his own existence and that of those who are closest to him, to satisfy his personal desires, and to develop his innate abilities.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: German

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I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

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

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

If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.

Those people have seen something. What it is I do not know and I can not care to know.

All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate.

Condemnation before investigation, is the highest form of ignorance.

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

In my opinion, the present symptoms of decadence are explained by the fact that the development of industry and machinery has made the struggle for existence very much more severe, greatly to the detriment of the free development of the individual.

People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

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

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 senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.