Albert Einstein Quotes
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My pacifism is not based on any intellectual theory but on a deep antipathy to every form of cruelty and hatred.
But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations, and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to perform in the social life of man. And if one asks whence derives the authority of such fundamental ends, since they cannot be stated and justified merely by reason, one can only answer: they exist in a healthy society as powerful traditions, which act upon the conduct and aspirations and judgments of the individuals; they are there, that is, as something living, without its being necessary to find justification for their existence. They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.
Every serious scientific worker is painfully conscious of this involuntary relegation to an ever-narrowing sphere of knowledge, which threatens to deprive the investigator of his broad horizon and degrades him to the level of a mechanic.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.
The state is made for man, not man for the state.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.
How do I work? I grope.
Man like every other animal is by nature indolent. If nothing spurs him on, then he will hardly think, and will behave from habit like an automaton.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
There are times when sorrow seems the only truth.
Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
The reason I talk to myself is because I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.