Albert Einstein
Einstein publicerede sin specielle relativitetsteori i 1905 med den velkendte formel: E=mc2. Den generelle relativitetsteori kom i 1916. I 1921 modtog Einstein Nobelprisen i fysik. I 1939 skrev han sit berømte brev til Franklin Roosevelt om mulighederne for at fremstille en atom bombe. Einstein blev amerikansk statsborger i januar 1940.
Alt har forandret sig, undtagen den måde, vi tænker på. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Den vanskeligste ting at forstå i denne verden, er indkomstskatten. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Der findes kun to måder at leve livet på. Den ene er, som om ingenting er et mirakel. Den anden er, som om alting er et mirakel. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Der findes to ting, som er uendelige: Universet og den menneskelige dumhed. Og når det gælder universet, er jeg endda ikke helt sikker. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det er beskæmmende, at vi lever i en tid, hvor det er lettere at sprænge et atom end en norm. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det er en fantastisk følelse at opdage, at enheden i komplekse fænomener viser sig at være ting meget langt fra den direkte synlighed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det mystiske er det mest vidunderlige, vi kan opleve. Det er kilden til al ægte kunst og videnskab. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det vigtige er at blive ved med at stille spørgsmål. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
En videnskabsmand er en mand, der ved noget om noget, som resten af verden er uvidende om, og er uvidende om det, som hele verden ved. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
End ikke alverdens forsøg kan bevise at jeg har ret; Et enkelt eksperiment kan bevise, at jeg ikke har det. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Et menneskes sande værdi skal ses i dets evne til at frigøre sig fra sig selv. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fred kan ikke trækkes ned over os med magt, man kan kun opnå det gennem forståelse. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ikke alt, der kan tælles, tæller, og ikke alt, der tæller, kan tælles Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Jeg tænker aldrig på fremtiden. Den kommer tidsnok. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Læg din hånd på en varm kogeplade i et minut, og det vil føles som en time. Sid med en flot pige i en time, og det vl føles som et minut. Det er relativitet. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nationalisme er en børnesygdom. Den er menneskehedens mæslinger. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Når jeg ser på mig selv og mine tankemetoder, må jeg konkludere at fantasiens gave har betydet mere for mig, end evnen til at tilegne mig ny viden. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Prøv ikke at blive en mand med succes, men prøv hellere at blive en mand med værdier. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sund fornuft er samlingen af fordomme erhvervet som attenårig. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Videnskab uden religion er lam. Religion uden videnskab er blind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Visdom er ikke resultatet af en uddannelse, men et livslangt forsøg på at opnå det. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to. Reality. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Curiosity has its own reason for existence. Never lose a holy curiosity. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Do not worry about your problems in mathematics. I assure you, my problems with mathematics are much greater than yours. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
God does not play dice with the universe. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
God may be subtle, but He isn't mean. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Gravitation can not be held resposible for people falling in love. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very be Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood look for its thinnest part and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easiest. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I want to know the thoughts of God. Everything else is just details. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my day-dreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life. out of music. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If only I had known, I would have been a locksmith. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is impossible to get anywhere without sinning against reason. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is the theory that decides what we can observe. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. , Autobiographical Notes   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mozart is the greatest composer of all. Beethoven created his music, but the music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it—that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Never did Mozart write for eternity, and it is for precisely that reason that much of what he wrote is for eternity. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
No, this trick won't work..How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important biological phenomenon as first love ? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Relativity applies to physics, not ethics. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Science is a refinement of everyday thinking. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perveived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is incomprehensible. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The unleased power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The world is dangerous to live in, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and let them do so. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
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 Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will , (1932)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast of patriotism--how intensely I despise them Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. , (1947)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We cannot dispair of humanity, since we are ourselves human beings. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

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