Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

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One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Pure mathematics is in its way the poetry of logical ideas.

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

As far as I'm concerned I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain and, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

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.

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

A perfection of means and confusion of aims seems to be our main problem.

The process of scientific discovery is in effect a continual flight from wonder.

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

God always takes the simplest way.

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.

Information is not knowledge.

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.

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

God does not play dice.

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