No, this trick won't work. The same trick does not work twice. How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.
I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals.
We shall therefore assume the complete physical equivalence of a gravitational field and a corresponding acceleration of the reference system.
The contrasts and contradictions that can permanently live peacefully side by side in a skull make all the systems of political optimists and pessimists illusory.
I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
I do not think that religion is the most important element. We are held together rather by a body of tradition, handed down from father to son, which the child imbibes with his mother's milk. The atmosphere of our infancy predetermines our idiosyncrasies and predilections.
I want to know how God created this world. I'm not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.
Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
I agree with your remark about loving your enemy as far as actions are concerned. But for me the cognitive basis is the trust in an unrestricted causality. I cannot hate him, because he must do what he does. That means for me more Spinoza than the prophets.
Force always attracts men of low morality.
Today, in twelve countries, young men are resisting conscription and refusing military service. They are the pioneers of a warless world.
The really good music, whether of the East or of the West, cannot be analyzed.
I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one ?
ne had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
That is simple my friend: because politics is more difficult than physics.
The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.
I do not need any promise of eternity to be happy. My eternity is now. I have only one interest: to fulfill my purpose here where I am. This purpose is not given me by my parents or my surroundings. It is induced by some unknown factors. These factors make me a part of eternity.
I think that it is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
What lead me more or less directly to the special theory of relativity was the conviction that the electromotive force acting on a body in motion in a magnetic field was nothing else but an electric field.
The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
I have only two rules which I regard as principles of conduct. The first is: Have no rules. The second is: Be independent of the opinion of others.
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
The environment is everything that isn't me.