Relativity teaches us the connection between the different descriptions of one and the same reality.
I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine. The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Please explain the problem to me slowly, as I do not understand things quickly.
The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.
The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped w.
Nationalism is an infantile disease, the measles of mankind
I maintain that cosmic religiousness is the strongest and most noble driving force of scientific research.
True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
Human beings, vegetables, or comic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
With the affairs of active human beings it is different. Here knowledge of truth alone does not suffice on the contrary this knowledge must continually be renewed by ceaseless effort, if it is not to be lost. It resembles a statue of marble which st
No, this trick won't work.... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love.
We found there were people doing acupuncture, meditation, naturopathy and other forms of alternative or complementary medicine ... but it was being done in a disorganized way,
I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
A country cannot simultaneously prepare and prevent war.
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.
The faster you go, the shorter you are.
Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all men are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all men ... shall we ... be able to speak of mankind as civilized.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.
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