Monday, February 15, 2016

A few quotes from Albert Einstein


As a follow up to my brief post on black holes on Saturday, I thought I'd post some quotes from Einstein.

Scientist, philosopher, mystic, sage, curious and wondering child....Einstein is a difficult man to pin down.


The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.

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

Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express in words afterwards.



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