Albert Einstein Quotes on God (28 Quotes)


    God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

    That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

    What guided Einstein was that, in his mid-twenties, he found the unknown intriguing. He felt compelled to comprehend what might have been intended for our universe by The Old One (as he referred to his notion of God). We are in the position, ... of a little child entering a huge library, whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different languages. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend but only dimly suspects.

    I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of all that exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings.



    It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere.

    I don't try to imagine a God it suffices to stand in awe of the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.

    Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.

    Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.



    Whatever there is of God and goodness in the universe, it must work itself out and express itself through us. We cannot stand aside and let God do it.





    I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.


    Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all

    I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

    I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.

    Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

    We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

    When I am judging a theory, I ask myself whether, if I were God, I would have arranged the world in such a way.

    I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe.


    Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber boshaft ist er icht. The Lord God is subtle, but malicious he is not.

    MacMillan has this particular quote simply as God doesn't play dice. and notes that it is often quoted as doesn't play dice with the universe


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