A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
I don’t know, I don’t care, and it doesn’t make any difference.
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.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
I don’t try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.