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306 Famous Quotes by Albert Einstein
3/14/1879 - 4/18/1955
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A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

Mathematicians Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in "Mathematical Circles Squared" by H. Eves

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Imagination Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in "On Science"

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Imagination Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in "On Science"

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The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Imagination Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in "On Science"

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To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

Imagination Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in "On Science"

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When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Imagination Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in "On Science"

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If I could remember the names of all these particles I'd be a botanist.

Science Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: Sciencem Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium (ch. 13)

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God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in "Quest" by L. Infeld

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God does not play dice [with the universe]. [Ger., Gott wurfelt nicht.]

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: in a letter to Max Born

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I don't believe in mathematics.

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: quoted by Carl Seelig, in "Albert Einstein"

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I think that a particle must have a separate reality independent of the measurements. That is an electron has spin, location and so forth even when it is not being measured. I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: quoted by Carl Seelig, in "Albert Einstein"

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Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: quoted by Carl Seelig, in "Albert Einstein"

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When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: quoted by Carl Seelig, in "Albert Einstein"

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When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and graviton have no separate existence from matter.

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: quoted by Carl Seelig, in "Albert Einstein"

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When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity.

Physics Quotes, by Albert Einstein , Source: on relativity

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

Destiny Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

Education Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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

Experience Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Future Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Habits Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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Information is not knowledge.

Knowledge Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.

Peace Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Reality Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Reality Quotes, by Albert Einstein

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