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Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
US (German-born) physicist [more author details]
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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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Albert Einstein, (attributed)
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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Albert Einstein, (attributed)
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
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Albert Einstein, (attributed)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
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Albert Einstein, (attributed)
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
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Albert Einstein, (attributed)
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
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Albert Einstein, (attributed)
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
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Albert Einstein, (attributed)
At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
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Albert Einstein, In a letter to Max Born, 1926
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
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Albert Einstein, Observer, Jan. 15, 1950
If someone can enjoy marching to music in rank and file, I can feel only contempt for him; he has received his large brain by mistake, a spinal cord would have been enough.
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Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years, 1936
Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgements of all kinds remain necessary.
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Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years, 1936
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form.
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Albert Einstein, quoted in New York Times, March 19, 1940
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
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Albert Einstein, Telegram, 24 May 1946
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
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Albert Einstein, The World as I See It.
Although I have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, I have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, 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.
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Albert Einstein, Translation of letter to Hermann Huth, December 27, 1930
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
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Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio

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