Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.
The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
The horizon of many people is a circle with zero radius which they call their point of view.
I love Humanity but I hate humans
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
I am neither a German citizen, nor do I believe in anything that can be described as a Jewish faith. But I am a Jew and glad to belong to the Jewish people, though I do not regard it in any way as chosen.
In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognise, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.
The physicists say that I am a mathematician, and the mathematicians say that I am a physicist. I am a completely isolated man and though everybody knows me, there are very few people who really know me.
I do not believe in race as such. Race is a fraud. All modern people are the conglomeration of so many ethnic mixtures that no pure race remains.
May the conscience and the common sense of the peoples be awakened, so that we may reach a new stage in the life of nations, where people will look back on war as an incomprehensible aberration of their forefathers!
America is a democracy and has no Hitler, but I am afraid for her future; there are hard times ahead for the American people, troubles will be coming from within and without. America cannot smile away their Negro problem nor Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are cosmic laws.
You must warn people not to make the intellect their God. The intellect knows methods but it seldom knows values, and they come from feeling. If one doesn't play a part in the creative whole, he is not worth being called human. He has betrayed his true purpose.
Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.