I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: German

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Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.

Relativity applies to physics not ethics.

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people--first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.

Scientists investigate that which already is; engineers create that which has never been.

The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.

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.

Evil is the absence of God.

If I could do it all again, I'd be a plumber.

Mathematics is the poetry of logic and the music of reason.

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.

That is the way to learn the most; when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don't notice that the time passes. I am sometimes so wrapped up in my work that I forget about the noon meal.