The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking..

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: German

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If but a small part of Mme. Curie's strength of character and devotion were alive in Europe's intellectuals, Europe would face a brighter future.

A machine disregards human feelings… Machines make our life impersonal, stunt certain qualities in us, and create an impersonal environment.

Any society which does not insist upon respect for all life must necessarily decay.

Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I have no doubt that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself all at once. We see him only the way a louse that sits upon him would.

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.

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Children don't heed the life experiences of their parents, and nations ignore history. Bad lessons always have to be learned anew.

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

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.

In the United States everyone feels assured of his worth as an individual. No one humbles himself before another person or class. Even the great difference in wealth, the superior power of a few, cannot undermine this healthy self-confidence and natural respect for the dignity of one's fellow-man.

If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.

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

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.

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.