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“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

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“I want to know God’s thoughts — the rest are mere details.”

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“Everything is determined, every beginning and ending, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”

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“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It will transcend a personal God and avoid dogma and theology.”

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“I’m not an atheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books.”

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“The common idea that I am an atheist is based on a big mistake. Anyone who interprets my scientific theories this way, did not understand them.”

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“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

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“I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.”

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“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”

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“Time does not exist – we invented it. Time is what the clock says. The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

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“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. Matter is spirit reduced to point of visibility. There is no matter.”

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“When something vibrates, the electrons of the entire universe resonate with it. Everything is connected. The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separateness.”

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“Our separation from each other is an optical illusion.”

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“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

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“A human being experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

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“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

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“Time and space are not conditions in which we live, but modes by which we think. Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, determined by the external world.”

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“One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike. We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.”

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“The more I learn of physics, the more I am drawn to metaphysics.”

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“When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.”

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“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.”

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

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“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”

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“I am happy because I want nothing from anyone. I do not care about money. Decorations, titles or distinctions mean nothing to me. I do not crave praise. I claim credit for nothing. A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”

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

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“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”

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“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.”

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“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

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“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.”

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“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

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