Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre mind
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.
The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
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.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.~
Once you stop learning, you start dying.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.
What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right.
Education is not the learning of facts, it’s rather the training of the mind to think.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.
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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.