Thirteen Quotes From Albert Einstein

I love these Einsteinian quotes, particularly the last one. “Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” To widen our circle of compassion — we could do worse than adopt this as our one and only goal in life. 

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

“There are two ways to live your life: one is as if nothing is a miracle, the other is as if everything is a miracle.”

“Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.”

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein

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