physicist and 1922 Nobel prize winner; b. 1879; d. 1955
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
I want to know the thoughts of God. Everything else is just details.
I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.