Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children. He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live…. [We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach God always takes the simplest way. God is subtle, but he is not malicious. We can understand almost anything, but we can’t understand how we understand. I maintain that cosmic religiousness is the strongest and most noble driving force of scientific research. We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory. The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Quotes Of Albert Einstein Out of the multitude of our sense experiences we take, mentally and arbitrarily, certain repeatedly occurring complexes of sense impression (partly in conjunction with sense impressions which are interpreted as signs for sense experiences of others), and we attribute to them a meaning the meaning of the bodily object. The environment is everything that isn’t me. The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. MacMillan has this particular quote simply as God doesn’t play dice. and notes that it is often quoted as doesn’t play dice with the universe I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe.
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Quotes Of Albert Einstein The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped with a sufficiently strong executive power, can protect us. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. Innovation is not the product of logical thought, even though the final product is tied to a logical structure. God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean. A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for. If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. Know where to find the information and how to use it – That’s the secret of Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. Remember your humanity and forget the rest.
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