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Albert Einstein Quotes About Art & Music 

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about Art & Music

Einstein at the home of Leiden physics professor Paul Ehrenfest, 1920. On his lap is Paul Ehrenfest, Jr.

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

– Albert Einstein


“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

– Albert Einstein


“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”

– Albert Einstein


“Dancers are the athletes of God.”

– Albert Einstein


“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

– Albert Einstein


“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

– Albert Einstein


“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

– Albert Einstein


“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”

– Albert Einstein


“It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Happiness & Positivity 

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about Love

Einstein with his wife Elsa

“I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”

– Albert Einstein


“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”

– Albert Einstein


“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

– Albert Einstein


“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Imagination 

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about Imagination

Oak Ridge Tennessee Albert Einstein Portrait by David Mark

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking”

– Albert Einstein


“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”

– Albert Einstein


“A society’s competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.”

– Albert Einstein


“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

– Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein


“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Independence

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about Independence

Albert Einstein, official 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics photograph.

“Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”

– Albert Einstein


“The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.”

– Albert Einstein


“It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.”

– Albert Einstein


“The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.”

– Albert Einstein


“The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion.”

– Albert Einstein


“How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will.”

– Albert Einstein


“Everyone must become their own person, however frightful that may be. ”

– Albert Einstein


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

– Albert Einstein


“It is important to foster individuality, for only the individual can produce the new ideas.”

– Albert Einstein


“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Knowledge & Wisdom 

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about Knowledge and Wisdom

Photograph of Albert Einstein in his office at the University of Berlin, published in the USA in 1920.

“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


“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. ”

– Albert Einstein


“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

– Albert Einstein


“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

– Albert Einstein


“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”

– Albert Einstein


“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

― Albert Einstein


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

― Albert Einstein


“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions.”

― Albert Einstein


“One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike — and yet it is the most precious thing we have.”

– Albert Einstein


“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.”

– Albert Einstein


“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

– Albert Einstein


“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

― Albert Einstein


“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

― Albert Einstein


“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Life & Living

Inspirational Quotes by baby Albert Einstein about Life

Albert Einstein at the age of three years. This is believed to be the oldest known photograph of Einstein.

“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.”

– Albert Einstein


“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

– Albert Einstein


“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

– Albert Einstein


“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”

– Albert Einstein


“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

– Albert Einstein


“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”


“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

– Albert Einstein


“You never fail until you stop trying.”

– Albert Einstein


“Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors 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.”

– Albert Einstein, The World As I See It


“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”


“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

– Albert Einstein


“We all know that light travels faster than sound. That’s why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.”


“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”

– Albert Einstein


“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”


“A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”

– Albert Einstein


“How many people are trapped in their everyday habits: part numb, part frightened, part indifferent? To have a better life we must keep choosing how we’re living.”

– Albert Einstein


“It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry.”

– Albert Einstein


“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

– Albert Einstein


“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

– Albert Einstein


“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”

– Albert Einstein


“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.”


“At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Love 

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about Love

Einstein with his wife Elsa

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”

– Albert Einstein


“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”

– Albert Einstein


“Love is a better master than duty.”

– Albert Einstein


“However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.”

– Albert Einstein


“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Morality & Ethics 

Inspirational Quotes about Morality & Ethics by Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer in a posed photograph at the Institute for Advanced Study. Image courtesy of US Govt. Defense Threat Reduction Agency

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”


“Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.”


“Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.”


“What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”


“To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.”


“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”


“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”


“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”


“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”


“Morality is of the highest importance — but for us, not for God.”


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


“All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.”


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


“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”


“Force always attracts men of low morality.”


“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.”


“As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.”


“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”


“The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.”

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Quotes About Politics

“The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.”


“Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever. ”

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Religion 

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about Religion

Albert Einstein with friends Conrad Habicht and Maurice Solovine, ca. 1903

“The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge. ”

– Albert Einstein


“Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true. The consequence was a positively fanatic orgy of freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is intentionally being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression. Mistrust of every kind of authority grew out of this experience, a skeptical attitude toward the convictions that were alive in any specific social environment – an attitude that has never again left me.

– Albert Einstein


“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

– Albert Einstein


“The word ‘God’ is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, and religious scripture a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.”

– Albert Einstein


“I was barked at by numerous dogs who are earning their food guarding ignorance and superstition for the benefit of those who profit from it. Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source. They are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional “opium of the people”—cannot bear the music of the spheres. The Wonder of nature does not become smaller because one cannot measure it by the standards of human moral and human aims.”

– Albert Einstein


“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.”

– Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words


“I believe in Spinoza’s God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind…


“The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man’s image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men who were filled with this highest kind of religious feeling and were in many cases regarded by their contemporaries as atheists, sometimes also as saints. Looked at in this light, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are closely akin to one another.”

– Albert Einstein, The World As I See It


“It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science.”

– Albert Einstein


“I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking, but by immutable laws.”


“The religion of the future will be cosmic religion. It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.


“It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere… Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”

– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein Quotes About War 

Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein about War

Albert Einstein with his wife Elsa Einstein and other Zionist leaders, Menachem Ussishkin, Chaim Weizmann, Mrs. Weizmann, and Ben-Zion Mossinson on arrival in New York, 1921. “Professor Einstein’s Visit to the United States,” The Scientific Monthly 12:5 (1921)

 

”I don’t know what will be used in the next world war, but the 4th will be fought with stones.”


“I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.”

― Albert Einstein


“More and more I come to value charity and love of one’s fellow being above everything else…All our lauded technological progress-our very civilization-is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.”


“You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”


“Older men start wars, but younger men fight them. ”


“We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.”


“I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.”


“My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.”

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Quotes About:

Art & Music
Happiness
Imagination
Independence
Knowledge & Wisdom
Life
Love
Politics
Religion
War
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Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein

Born: 14 March 1984

(Germany)

Died: 18 April 1955 (76)

Occupation: Theoretical Physicist

Nationality: German


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