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Albert Einstein
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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

   

Human beings are a part of the whole, called by us "the universe," a part limited in time and space.  We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of our consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our own personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

      
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and all science.  They to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed.
  
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.
  
  
Whoever undertakes to set him- or herself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
   

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a holy curiosity.


Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every person present his or her views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

     

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he or she learned in school.

   

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Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer
life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead,
and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same
measure as I have received and am still receiving.

   

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

   

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given
me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty,
and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward
success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.

   
    
Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist and mathematician of the twentieth century, studied philosophy. He felt deeply that science, mathematics and technology not only needed to be balanced with philosophy, ethics, spirituality, and the arts, but that they were merely “different branches of the same tree.”

He said, "All religions, arts and sciences are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual toward freedom.” He felt it no mere chance that universities originally developed from clerical schools. “Both churches and universities - insofar as they live up to their true function - serve the ennoblement of the individual. They seek to fulfill this great task by spreading moral and cultural understanding, renouncing the use of brute force,” he explained. “Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social living animal. As little as a battle between single ants of an ant hill is essential for survival, just so little is this the case with the individual members of a human community.” Present world leaders could benefit from this profound truth!

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