1. 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.
  2. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  3. I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.
  4. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
  5. The only real valuable thing is intuition.
  6. A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
  7. I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.
  8. God is subtle but he is not malicious.
  9. The weakness of attitude becomes the weakness of character.
  10. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
  11. The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
  12. Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
  13. Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
  14. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
  15. Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
  16. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
  17. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
  18. Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
  19. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
  20. Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
  21. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
  22. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
  23. Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
  24. The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
  25. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
  26. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
  27. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  28. Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
  29. Equations are more important to me because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
  30. If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x, y is playing, and z is keeping your mouth shut.
  31. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
  32. As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
  33. Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
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