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Albert Einstein

Author: Albert Einstein Country: Germany
Birth Date: 1879-03-14 Death Date: 1955-04-18
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"I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research."

Source: 'Cosmic Religion: With Other Opinions and Aphorisms' 1931, p. 97
Topic: Imagination Quotes
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"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."

Source: Speech during the commencement excercises of Swarthmore College, 1938
Topic: Creation Quotes
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"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly."

Source: Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the City of New York, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position, March 19, 1940
Topic: Free Thought Quotes
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