It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.

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No matter how we may single out a complex from nature…its theoretical treatment will never prove to be ultimately conclusive… I believe that this process of deepening of theory has no limits.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Great Spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Interview on the Belgenland (December 1930)