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 :: 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

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A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein - [Humankind]

 

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A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
~ Albert Einstein - [Cooperation]

 

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A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
~ Albert Einstein - [Science and Scientists]

 

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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
~ Albert Einstein - [Mistakes]

 

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A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.
~ Albert Einstein - [Change]

 

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A theory is the more impressive the greater is the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates and the more extended the range of its applicability.
~ Albert Einstein - [Theory]

 

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According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
~ Albert Einstein - [Education]

 

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All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
~ Albert Einstein - [Change]

 

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All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.
~ Albert Einstein - [Action]

 

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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
~ Albert Einstein - [Value]

 

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All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them.
~ Albert Einstein - [Truth]

 

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All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
~ Albert Einstein - [Action]

 

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An attempt at visualizing the Fourth Dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere.
~ Albert Einstein - [Visualization]

 

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An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
~ Albert Einstein - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way.
~ Albert Einstein - [Destiny]

 

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Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
~ Albert Einstein - [Truth]

 

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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
~ Albert Einstein - [Mathematics]

 

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At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.
~ Albert Einstein - [Influence]

 

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But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
~ Albert Einstein - [Action]

 

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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
~ Albert Einstein - [Common Sense]

 

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