“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.
“Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth.
“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.
“My sense of God is my sense of wonder about the Universe.
“The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. So to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that which is impenetretrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms-this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
“It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
“The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.
“I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Ghandi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie
“What is inconceivable about the universe is that it is at all conceivable.
physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
“I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
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