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Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury -- to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.
God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.

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