Albert Einstein Quotes

Classical thermodynamics … is the only physical theory of universal content which I am convinced … will never be overthrown.


A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.


When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.


Creativity is the residue of time wasted.


Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.


Time and space are not conditions of existence, time and space is a model for thinking


When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.


Formerly, people thought that if matter disappeared from the universe, space and time would remain. Relativity declares that space and time would disappear with matter.


You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.


Striving for peace and preparing for war are incompatible with each other, and in our time more so than ever.


Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.


It’s very depressing to live in a time where it’s easier to break an atom than a prejudice.


At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.


One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.


The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.


It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.


Science will stagnate if it is made to serve practical goals.