// by Albert Einstein | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one.

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

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

Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Fear and stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.