Portrait of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein


German-American physicist

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?

TOPICS: philosophy

Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are still greater.

TOPICS: difficulty

But there is another reason for the high repute of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.

TOPICS: science

The creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold it true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.

TOPICS: creativity, philosophy, Platonism

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

TOPICS: imagination, knowledge

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

TOPICS: pure math, logic, poetry