40 Inspirational Albert Einstein Quotes On Science And Education

Albert Einstein was a German physicist. Here are some of his most inspirational quotes on science and education:

Albert Einstein Quotes on Science and Education: 

1. “The scientist find his rewards in what Henri Poincaré calls the joy of comprehension, and not in the possibilities of application to which any discovery may lead.” Albert Einstein

2. “Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief objective of all technological endeavours… in order that the creations of our minds shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.” Albert Einstein

3. “Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.” Albert Einstein

4. “The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” Albert Einstein

5. “It is the theory that decides what can be observed.” Albert Einstein

6. “The progress of science presupposes the possibility of unrestricted communications of all results and judgements– freedom of expression and instruction in all realms of intellectual endeavour.” Albert Einstein

7. “In science, moreover, the work of the individual is so bound up with that of his scientific predecessors and contemporaries that it appears almost as an impersonal product of his generation.” Albert Einstein

8. “Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.” Albert Einstein

9. “My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature and by no other feelings. My love for justice and the striving to contribute towards the improvement of human conditions are quite independent from my scientific interests.” Albert Einstein

10. “I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.” Albert Einstein

11. “Space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind union of the two will preserve an independent reality.” Albert Einstein

12. “I never failed in mathematics. Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus.” Albert Einstein

13. “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is surely quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.” Albert Einstein

14. “The real goal of my research has always been the simplification and unification of the system of theoretical physics.” Albert Einstein

15. “The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.” Albert Einstein

16. “When I have no special problem to occupy my mind, I love to reconstruct proofs of mathematical and physical theorems that have long been known to me. There is no goal in this, merely an opportunity to indulge in the pleasant occupation of thinking.” Albert Einstein

17. “Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.” Albert Einstein

18. “This world is a strange madhouse. Currently, every coachman and every waiter is debating whether relativity theory is correct.” Albert Einstein

19. “The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.” Albert Einstein

20. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein

21. “Young people especially like to contemplate bold projects. Also, it is natural for a serious young man to envision his desired goals with the greatest possible precision.” Albert Einstein

22. “The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” Albert Einstein

23. “We will hope that future historians will explain the morbid symptoms of present day society as the childhood ailments of an aspiring humanity, due entirely to the excessive speed at which civilization was advancing.” Albert Einstein

24. “The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral.” Albert Einstein

25. “The search for truth is more precious than its possession.” Albert Einstein

26. “I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values.” Albert Einstein

27. “Numerous are the academic chairs, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Numerous and large are the lecture halls, but far from numerous the young people who genuinely thirst for truth and justice.” Albert Einstein

28. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” Albert Einstein

29. When I was a little boy my father showed me a small compass, and the enormous impression that it made on me certainly played a role in my life.” Albert Einstein

30. “Studying, and striving for truth and beauty in general, is a sphere in which we are allowed to be children throughout life.” Albert Einstein

31. “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” Albert Einstein

32. (On education) “The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society; it is that education which in the main is founded upon the desire for successful activity and acknowledgement.” Albert Einstein

33. “Never regard your study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn the liberating beauty of the intellect for your own personal joy and for the profit of the community to which your later work will belong.” Albert Einstein

34. “I do not much believe in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be.” Albert Einstein

35. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein

36. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery every day.” Albert Einstein

37. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Albert Einstein

38. “Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.” Albert Einstein

39. “Today also there is an urge toward social progress, toward tolerance and freedom of thought, toward a larger political unity… But the students at our universities have ceased as completely as their teachers to embody the hopes and ideals of the people.” Albert Einstein

40. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative  expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein