Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.

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I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos.

Observer, 1954

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

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I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.

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 most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.