physicist and 1922 Nobel prize winner; b. 1879; d. 1955
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
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.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
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.