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.
It is better for people to be like the beast... they should be more intuitive, they should not be too concious of what they are doing while they are doing it.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
The important thing is not to stop questioning, curiosity has its own reason for existing.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
The aim of education must be the training of independently acting and thinking individual who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievements.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Yes, we have to devide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me, our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.
What really interests me is whether God had any choise in the creation of the world.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing people like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different result.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be caalled research, would it?
I am content in my later years, I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
You cannot love a car the way you love a horse. The horse brings out human feelings the way machines cannot do. Things like machines may develop or neglect certain things in people. Machines make our life impersonal and stultify certain elements in us and create an impersonal environment.
Try not become a man of succes, but rather to become a man of value.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Dear girls.. when you sit with a nice boy for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours. That’s relativity...! Yes, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Sometimes one pays most for the things, one gets for nothing. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
My aversion to all of zionis Israel is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of people is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory, but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would be without meaning, as if you described a Bethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
After a certain high level of technical skill achieved, coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientist are always artists as well.
Humiliation and mental oppression by ignorant and selfish teachers wreak havoc in the youtful mind that can never be undone and often exert a baleful influence in later life.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.