And this mysticality is the power of all true science.
If there is any such concept as a God, it is a subtle spirit, not an image of a man that so many have fixed in their minds.
Unless you wish to use such drastic measures, you must find a way of settling your disputes without resort to arms.”“I believe in intuition and inspiration. At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.
When the eclipse of 1919 confirmed my intuition, I was not in the least surprised.
Or maybe you have one of his quotes tacked to your Pinterest board.
It’s one thing to quote him, but understanding Einstein’s writings is even more important. Einstein was more than a physicist, and he proves it in this inspiring collection.But my intellectual development was retarded, as a result of which I began to wonder about space and time only when I had already grown up.Naturally, I could go deeper into the problem than a child with normal abilities.”“I said before, the most beautiful and most profound religious emotion that we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.In fact I would have been astonished had it turned out otherwise. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”“The essential unity of ecclesiastical and secular institutions was lost during the 19th century, to the point of senseless hostility.Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.”“Peace cannot be kept by force. You cannot subjugate a nation forcibly unless you wipe out every man, woman, and child.Not only does he explain important scientific theories in easy-to-understand language, but his thoughtful wit and social commentary are a joy to read. Throughout the short pieces, he shares his views on complex philosophical issues like war, economic struggle, and international conflict by emphasizing the importance of individuality.Despite his great contributions to science, he also has the humility to acknowledge limitations of the field.In essence, my religion consists of a humble admiration for this illimitable superior spirit that reveals itself in the slight details that we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds.”“I am happy because I want nothing from anyone. Decorations, titles or distinctions mean nothing to me. The only thing that gives me pleasure, apart from my work, my violin and my sailboat, is the appreciation of my fellow workers.”“I claim credit for nothing.Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control.