Albert Einstein Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Albert Einstein quotes, Albert Einstein sayings, and Albert Einstein proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The leaves and the light are one.

Albert Einstein

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.     

Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.

Albert Einstein

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.     

Albert Einstein

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.     

Albert Einstein

The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.

Albert Einstein

The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.

Albert Einstein

Black holes are where God divided by zero.     

Albert Einstein

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.     

Albert Einstein

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.     

Albert Einstein

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Cosmic religiousness is the strongest and most noble driving force of scientific research.

Albert Einstein

Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust—we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.     

Albert Einstein

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.     

Albert Einstein

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions.

Albert Einstein

The pride in intellect, or rather in the supremacy of the mind, is not restricted to those engaged in intellectual pursuits but is a regular occurrence in all neurosis.

Albert Einstein

You cannot prepare for war and peace at the same time.     

Albert Einstein

To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.     

Albert Einstein

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.      

Albert Einstein

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.     

Albert Einstein

Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think.

Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.     

Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.     

Albert Einstein