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.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you, mine are still greater.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. 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. If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere. The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Try not to become just a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. It´s not that I´m so smart; it´s just that I stay with problems longer. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. The person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk? The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. When the solution is simple, God is answering. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie? An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity. A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.