Human NatureDedicated to the sensible person behind the scientist

Eintein at library

  • It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.
  • It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
  • Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
  • Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
  • Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
  • Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
  • The environment is everything that isn't me.
  • The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
  • People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
  • We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
  • Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
  • Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
  • Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
  • Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
  • The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
  • The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
  • We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
  • We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
  • Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
  • The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
  • If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
  • All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.