I Want To Be A Theoretical Physicist, By The Way

These are all quotes from Albert Einstein, so I haven't bothered marking them as such.

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (I must be rather insane)

"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."

"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."

"Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."

"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 will be killed."

"I have just got a new theory of eternity."

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

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

"In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same."

"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."

"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."

"It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature."

"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."

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

"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced."

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them."

"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."

"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results."

"Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity."

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

"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?"


I want to be a theoretical physicist, by the way.

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