Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes

Albert Einstein


It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.



I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. 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 manifests itself in nature.


Mark Twain


We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it- and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again---and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.


Democritus

One must not respect the opinion of other men more than one’s own; nor must one be more ready to do wrong if no one will know than if all will know. One must respect one’s own opinion most, and this must stand as the law of one’s soul, preventing one from doing anything improper.



One should practice much-sense, not much-learning. Many much-learned men have no intelligence.



Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe.


Leonardo da Vinci

There are three classes of people. Those who see; those who see when they are shown; those who do not see.



Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory.



He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done.