physicist, author of theory of relativity.
"Albert Einstein reshaped our cosmos by supplanting long-treasured concepts of physics with shockingly counterintuitive ideas about the nature of space and time. It is no accident his name has become a synonym for genius. Yet, throughout his life the seeming contradictions of this complex man made him a controversial figure."
Contents of Albert Einstein:
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is incomprehensible.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind […]
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
A man has to work so hard so that something of his personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so easy, he has only to spray and his presence is there for years on rainy days.
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.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.