Albert Einstein: Quotes & Thoughts

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For memorable quotes lovers, Alert Einstein is an interesting case, since this scientific has thought on God, war issues and the human nature :

Einstein quotes on God and Religion:

– “Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish”

– “Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me”

– “God always takes the simplest way”

– “I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil”

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

– “God does not play dice”

– “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous”

– “God may be subtle, but he isn’t malicious”

– “I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty”

– “I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest are details”

– “It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion”

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

Einstein’s phrases on Science:

– “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind”

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

– “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”

– “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

Einstein and Society:

– “I regard class differences as contrary to justice and, in the last resort, based on force. I also consider that plain living is good for everybody, physically and mentally”

– “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”

Einstein’s thoughts on Human’s faults:

– “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe”

– “My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities”

– “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results”

– “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it”

Einstein’s view on War:

– “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 do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones”

– “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder”

– “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war”

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


Cite this article as: Tim, "Albert Einstein: Quotes & Thoughts, April 29, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, April 29, 2012,

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