"I am a deeply religious nonbeliever... This is a somewhat new kind of religion." –Albert Einstein, 30 mars 1954
"In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views."
"The more I study science, the more I believe in God."http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/10
"Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish."http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/1957
"God is clever, but not dishonest."http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/1608
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/1434
"God does not play dice with the universe."http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/878
"We should take care not to make the intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/1344
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."http://quotationsbook.com/quote/35154
"I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research."http://archaeology.about.com/od/quotations/qt/quote141.htm
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/alberteins121678.html
"What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for
me higher than all the achievements of the inquiring and constructive mind."
— p. 56 Mayer
"Einstein used to speak so often of God that I tend to believe that he has been a disguised theologian."
— Friedrich Dürrenmatt in Albert Einstein (Diogenes Verlag, Zürich, 1979), p. 12, quoted in Jammer, p. 7
"I want to know how God created this world. I'm not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details."
— From E. Salaman, "A Talk With Einstein," The Listener 54 (1955), pp. 370-371, quoted in Jammer, p. 123.
"What I am really interested in, is knowing whether God could have created the world in a different way; in other words, whether the requirement of logical simplicity admits a margin of freedom."
— C. Seelig, Helle Zeit—Dunkle Zeit (Europa Verlag, Zuürich, 1956), p.72, quoted in Jammer, p. 124.
"If God has created the world, His primary worry was certainly not to make its understanding easy for us."
— Letter to David Bohm, February 10, 1954; Einstein Archive 8-041
"Whatever there is of God and goodness in the universe, it must work itself out and express itself through us. We cannot stand aside and let God do it."
— From conversation recorded by Algernon Black, Fall 1940; Einstein Archive 54-834
"My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior
spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and
transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the
highest importance -- but for us, not for God."
— Albert Einstein, from "Albert Einstein: The Human Side", edited by Helen
Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, Princeton University Press
"Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes
convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit
vastly superior to that of man...In this way the pursuit of science leads to
a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from
the religiosity of someone more naive."
— Letter to a child who asked if scientists pray, January 24, 1936; pg. 152 Calaprice
"I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of the pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one."
"I believe in God - who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of the Universe. I believe that intelligence is manifested throughout all Nature. The basics of scientific work is the conviction that the world is an ordered and comprehensible entity and not a thing of Chance. When I sit here and watch the mighty ocean, I can imagine the treasures hidden below the bed of the sea, when I see the clear blue sky above, I feel sky is the limit. When I cast my eyes around I see the wonders and beauties of Nature. Science must learn to live in harmony with all these magnificent gifts of God to humanity."
"En sak är säker, det är en övertygelse jämförbar med en religiös känsla av att världen är uppbyggd rationellt och intelligent som ligger bakom allt avancerat vetenskapligt arbete. Denna starka tro, en tro kopplad till en djup känsla, på ett överlägset intellekt som uppenbaras i naturen, representerar mitt gudsbegrepp.
Rent instinktivt skulle man förvänta sig att världen vore kaotisk och omöjlig för tanken att analysera. Vetenskapen förutsätter emellertid en värld full av ordning, vilket vi egentligen inte har någon anledning att förvänta oss. Däri ligger miraklet som blir mer och mer uppenbart allt eftersom vår kunskap utvecklas och här ligger svagheten hos ateisters och positivisters inställning, vilka är lyckliga då de tror att de lyckats tömma världen på det Gudomliga och det mirakulösa."
— "Lettres a Maurice Solovine", Gauthier-Villars, Paris, 1956, sid 114-115.