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To quote Albert Einstein over and over and over and ...... once again.

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 07:26


Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

The only source of knowledge is experience.

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.  

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

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

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

 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.

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

God always takes the simplest way.

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

I want to know God’s thoughts; all the rest is just details.

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.

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.


Einstein Gets It Right

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 17:49


This story has been flying around all day.

I've read three different versions of it.

As you might well expect the best, which is to say clearest and easiest to understand comes from NASA.

As always click the drawing to read the entire piece.

Be smarter than your friends.


NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment

Einstein was right again. There is a space-time vortex around Earth, and its shape precisely matches the predictions of Einstein's theory of gravity.

Researchers confirmed these points at a press conference today at NASA headquarters where they announced the long-awaited results of Gravity Probe B (GP-B).

"The space-time around Earth appears to be distorted just as general relativity predicts," says Stanford University physicist Francis Everitt, principal investigator of the Gravity Probe B mission.



Time and space, according to Einstein's theories of relativity, are woven together, forming a four-dimensional fabric called "space-time." The mass of Earth dimples this fabric, much like a heavy person sitting in the middle of a trampoline. Gravity, says Einstein, is simply the motion of objects following the curvaceous lines of the dimple.



To quote Albert Einstein over and over and over and ......

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 10/17/2010 - 10:25


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

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.”

“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”

“It's not that I'm so smart , it's just that I stay with problems longer .”

“Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it”

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

 “Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”

“Force always attracts men of low morality.”

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.”

“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest”

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours that's relativity.”

 “The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.”

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”

“An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.”

“If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”

“I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.”

“What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.”

“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.”

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”

“If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.”

“You can't blame gravity for falling in love.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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

“Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.”

“In my experience, the best creative work is never done when one is unhappy.”

“The discovery of nuclear reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than the discovery of matches”

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind”

“Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.”

“The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.”

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

“Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work”

“I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.”

“If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.”

“Relativity applies to physics, not ethics”


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