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Albert Einstein Quotes

(1879-1955), German-born American Physicist

One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.

Category: Acceptance

All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.

Category: Action

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.

Category: Action

But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.

Category: Action

Thought is the organizing factor in man, intersected between the causal primary instincts and the resulting actions.

Category: Action

We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.

Category: Action

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem -- in my opinion -- to characterize our age.

Category: Age And Aging

The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.

Category: America

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Category: Apathy

If one asks the whence derives the authority of fundamental ends, since they cannot be stated and justified merely by reason, one can only answer: they exist in a healthy society as powerful traditions, which act upon the conduct and aspirations and judgments of the individuals; they are there, that is, as something living, without its being necessary to find justification for their existence.

Category: Ask

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Category: Bargains

Though our conduct seems so very different from that of the higher animals, the primary instincts are much alike in them and in us.

Category: Behavior

Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.

Category: Change

A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.

Category: Change

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Category: Change