Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist
14 March 1879 — 18 April 1955

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Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.

What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.

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

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

Education is that which remains if one has forgotten everything else he learned in school.

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one`s living at it.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

What I’m really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.

So far as the theories of mathematics are about reality, they are not certain; so far as they are certain, they are not about reality.

I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.

Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. ?

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

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

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man may present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

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