I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind
All our lauded technological progress -- our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion.
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.
I don't know the weapons that will be used in the Third World War, but in the Forth men will use wood and stones
One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action.
I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifest
When I was still a rather precocious young man, I already realized most vividly the futility of the hopes and aspirations that most men pursue throughout their lives.