Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Knowledge gets you from A to B. Imagination takes you everywhere.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to create them. The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of music.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
I am convinced that He does not play dice.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
I have no special talents, I'm only passionately curious. ~Albert Einsten