Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury--to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for every one, best for both the body and the mind.
Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror or force, whether it arises under a facets government or communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.
Logics will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere.
One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.
Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him.
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.