Zitat des Tages von Albert Einstein:
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
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.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
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.
Information is not knowledge.
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.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.