Albert Einstein Quotes


The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a perparation for his future career.

It is not the fruits of scientific research that elevate man and enrich his nature. but the urge to understand, the intellectual work, creative or receptive.

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.

The Lord God is subtle, but malicious He is not.

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.

I have become rather like King Midas, except that everything turns not into gold but into a circus.