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Albert Einstein
Mar 14, 1879 - Apr 18, 1955
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Groups: Scientists
Nationlity: Germans

Albert Einstein

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German-born theoretical physicist; originator of the theory of relativity

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"How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?" Love 4.7 avg (23 votes)
"The laws of gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." Love 4.6 avg (53 votes)
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (129 votes)
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (192 votes)
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (164 votes)
"Any 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." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (38 votes)
"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as [Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (47 votes)
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (44 votes)
"As the circle of light increases, so does the circumference of darkness around it." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (17 votes)
"We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." Money 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right." Motivation & Goals 4.7 avg (11 votes)
"Every day, man is making bigger and better fool-proof things, and every day, nature is making bigger and better fools. So far, I think nature is winning." Nature 4.7 avg (26 votes)
"But could not our situation be compared to one of a menacing epidemic? People are unable to view this situation in its true light, for their eyes are blinded by passion. General fear and anxiety create hatred and aggressiveness. The adaptation to warlike aims and activities has corrupted the mentality of man; as a result, intelligent, objective and humane thinking has hardly any effect and is even suspected and persecuted as unpatriotic." Patriotism, War & Peace 4.3 avg (21 votes)
"Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action!" Patriotism, War & Peace 4.0 avg (22 votes)
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Philosophy 4.6 avg (27 votes)
"When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don't have in my mouth." Philosophy 4.4 avg (12 votes)
"It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion." Religion 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." Religion, Science 4.6 avg (104 votes)
"To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty...this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness." Religion 4.2 avg (6 votes)

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