The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
More Quotes from Albert Einstein:Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary.
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 don't know what weapons will be used in world war three, but in world war four people will use sticks and stones.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.
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.
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What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen.
In some types of music I'm working out all the chords one bar at a time - the whole structure, because it's about that. And there are other pieces which are really about - okay, the melody is going to start here and play through to here.
If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
A. R. Ammons