( Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a physicist who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time. He is best-known for his Special and General Theories of Relativity, but contributed in other areas of physics. He won the Nobel Prize in physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. )

    Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
    
    Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
    
    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
    
    A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
    
    Why is it nobody understands me and everybody likes me?
    
    Had I known that the Germans would not succeed in producing an atomic bomb, I would not have lifted a finger.
    
    Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
    
    I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!
    
    Taken on the whole, I would 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 what we believe is evil.
    
    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
    
    If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
    
    I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.
    
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
    
    It is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
    
    I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
    
    I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one ?
    
    Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
    
    You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. The very prevention of war requires more faith, courage and resolution than are needed to prepare for war. We must all do our share, that we may be equal to the task of peace.
    
    Our entire much-praised technological progress, and civilization generally, could be compared to an axe in the hand of a pathological criminal.
    
    Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not.
    
    The really good music, whether of the East or of the West, cannot be analyzed.
    
    Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. You cannot subjugate a nation forcibly unless you wipe out every man, woman, and child. Unless you wish to use such drastic measures, you must find a way of settling your disputes without resort to arms.
    
    How much do I love that noble man
    More than I could tell with words
    I fear though he’ll remain alone
    With a holy halo of his own.
    
    Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it. In war it serves that we may poison and mutilate each other. In peace it has made our lives hurried and uncertain. Instead of freeing us in great measure from spiritually exhausting labor, it has made men into slaves of machinery, who for the most part complete their monotonous long day’s work with disgust and must continually tremble for their poor rations. … It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase man’s blessings. Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours; concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
    
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
    
    If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
    
    Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.
    
    I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

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