It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead his eyes are closed.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
God may be subtle but he isn't plain mean.
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us not for God.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has of course powerful muscles but no personality.
I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
God does not play dice.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
When the solution is simple God is answering.
The distinction between the past present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward then we are a sorry lot indeed.
God always takes the simplest way.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe forms my idea of God.
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
The environment is everything that isn't me.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.