When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don't have in my mouth
The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it.
I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child.
One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right."
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
“There is not the slightest indication that energy will ever be obtainable from the atom”
“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”
Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Only a life lived for others is worth living.
The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.