Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."
"If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
"I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"Curiosity is a little plant which, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom."
"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal - not to people or things."
"Love is a better teacher than duty."
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"
"Let every man be respected as an individual, and no man idolized."
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."