ScienceDedicated to the sensible person behind the scientist

Eintein writing on a blackboard

  • Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours.
  • Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
  • If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
  • If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
  • Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
  • It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
  • It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
  • 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.
  • Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
  • Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
  • When the solution is simple, God is answering.
  • The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
  • The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks.
  • Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
  • The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
  • To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
  • Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
  • The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
  • Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
  • The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
  • All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.