German Physicist Quotes

199 German Physicist quotes:

"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
"The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule."
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
"It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed."
"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?"
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."
"We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings."
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
"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."
"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it."
"The only source of knowledge is experience."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"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."
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

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