The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
The right to search for the truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be the truth.
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.
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Ethical axioms are founded and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Study and in general the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.