One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: German

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My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities.

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

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.

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

As a social being, he seeks to gain the recognition and affection of his fellow human beings, to share in their pleasures, to comfort them in their sorrows, and to improve their conditions of life.

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.

Where there's a will, there's a way.

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.

Force always attracts men of low morality.

Condemnation before investigation, is the highest form of ignorance.

One has to realize that the powerful industrial groups concerned in the manufacture of arms are doing their best in all countries to prevent the peaceful settlement of international disputes.

What is inconceivable about the universe is that it is at all conceivable.

For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope.