To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.
Dear Habicht, / Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us that I almost feel as if I am committing a sacrilege when I break it now with some inconsequential babble... / What are you up to, you frozen whale, you smoked, dried, canned piece of soul...?
To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much honor.
To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
It seems hard to sneak a look at God's cards. But that He plays dice and uses telepathic methods... is something that I cannot believe for a single moment.
I have also considered many scientific plans during my pushing you around in your pram!
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
It is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.
I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.
The strange thing about growing old is that the intimate identification with the here and now is slowly lost; one feels transposed into infinity, more or less alone, no longer in hope or fear, only observing.
I believe that whatever we do or live for has its causality; it is good, however, that we cannot see through to it.
Marie Curie is of all celebrated beings, the one whom fame has not corrupted.
Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no else has thought