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Biography - Albert Einstein:

German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity. Nobel Prize in Physics (1921).
Born: 1879 - Died: 1955
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

All concepts, even those which are closest to experience, are from the point of view of logic freely chosen conventions.




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It is the theory that decides what can be observed.




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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.
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The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
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Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
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Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
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Society exists only as a mental concept in the real world there are only individuals.
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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
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The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
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The supreme task of the physicist is the discovery of the most general elementary laws from which the world-picture can be deduced logically. But there is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance, and this Einfühlung [literally, empathy or 'feeling one's way in'] is developed by experience.
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Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
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Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
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Experience is the teacher of all things.
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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Out of clutter find simplicity ; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.
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A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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