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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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"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity." 4.8 avg (101 votes)
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death." Anti-Religion, Morality 4.6 avg (74 votes)
"You teach me baseball and I'll teach you we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." Baseball 4.1 avg (21 votes)
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." Education 4.8 avg (20 votes)
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." Education 4.6 avg (22 votes)
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Facts 4.5 avg (17 votes)
"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." Failure 4.8 avg (26 votes)
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Genius, Intelligence 4.8 avg (96 votes)
"I want to know God's thoughts...the rest are details." God 4.8 avg (66 votes)
"The more I study science, the more I believe in God." God, Science 4.7 avg (76 votes)
"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." God 4.8 avg (51 votes)
"God does not play dice with the universe." God 4.7 avg (93 votes)
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality." God, Intelligence, Thinking 4.7 avg (15 votes)
"When the solution is simple, God is answering." God 4.4 avg (34 votes)
"God is clever, but not dishonest." God 4.6 avg (19 votes)
"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenatrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sent iment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself amoung profoundly religious men." God 4.7 avg (16 votes)
"Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish." God 4.8 avg (16 votes)
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." Good & Evil 4.8 avg (118 votes)
"Information is not knowledge." Knowledge 4.8 avg (18 votes)
"The man who regards life as meaningless is not merely unfortunate, but almost disqualified for life." Life & Death 3.5 avg (15 votes)

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