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American (German-born) theoretical physicist
(1879 - 1955)
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Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth. What humanity own to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements the inquiring constructive mind.
      - [Morality]

I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine M anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?
      - [Wealth]

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
      - [Imagination]

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.
      - [Curiosity]

I am of the opinion that all the finer speculations in the realm of science spring from a deep religious feeling, and that without such feeling they would not be fruitful.
      - quoted in God in the Equation by Corey S. Powell

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.
      - [Research]

I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings.
      - [Individualism]

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
      - [Simplicity]

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism.
      - [God]

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
      - [God]

I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice.
      - [Luck]

I don't believe in mathematics.
      - quoted by Carl Seelig, in "Albert Einstein"

I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!
      - [Indifference]

I hate crowds and making speeches. I hate facing cameras and having to answer to a crossfire of questions. Why popular fancy should seize upon me, a scientist, dealing in abstract things and happy if left alone, is a manifestation of mass psychology that is beyond me.
      - [Psychology]

I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.
      - [Simplicity]

I have just got a new theory of eternity.
      - [Eternity]

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
      - [Curiosity]

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
      - [War]

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
      - [Solitude]

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
      - [Solitude]

I love to travel,
  But hate to arrive.
      - [Traveling]

I made one great mistake in my life-when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made but there was some justification-the danger that the Germans would make them.
      - [Atomic Bombs]

I never think of the future--it comes soon enough.
      - [Future]

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
      - [Thinking]

I think that a particle must have a separate reality independent of the measurements. That is an electron has spin, location and so forth even when it is not being measured. I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.
      - [Physics]

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