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American (German-born) theoretical physicist
(1879 - 1955)
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Curiosity has its own reason for existence.
      - [Curiosity]

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater.
      - [Mathematics]

Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me.
      - [Immortality]

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
      - [Education]

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.
      - [Cooperation]

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
      - [Respect]

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
      - in "Reader's Digest" magazine [Simplicity]

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
      - [Value]

Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
      - [Teaching]

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
      - [Self]

Force always attracts men of low morality.
      - [Force]

Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.
      - [Belief]

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
      - in "Quest" by L. Infeld [Physics]

God does not play dice [with the universe].
  [Ger., Gott wurfelt nicht.]
      - in a letter to Max Born [Physics]

God is subtle, but he is not malicious.
  [Ger., Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber boshaft ist er nicht.]
      - inscribed in Fine Hall at Princeton University

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
      - [Gravity]

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
      - [Opposition]

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
      - [Curiosity]

He who finds thought that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the best minds of his times, had been given almost more happiness than one man can bear.
      - [Happiness]

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
      - [Soldiers]

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
      - [Patriotism]

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?
      - [Mathematics]

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
      - [Mortality]

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
      - [Action]

Human beings, vegetables, or comic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.
      - [God]

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