"A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future."

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists."

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

"Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen."

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."

"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

"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."

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right."

"I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express in words afterwards."

"If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play; and Z is keeping your mouth shut."

"If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self."

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

"Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing."

"Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race."

"Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension."

"Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things."

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them."

"One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike — and yet it is the most precious thing we have."

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

"The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life problem."

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

"The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

"The only source of knowledge is experience."

"The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working."

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them."

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

"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."

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute — and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity."

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."

"You can't blame gravity for falling in love."

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