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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteWe all know, from what we experience with and within ourselves, that our conscious acts spring from our desires and our fears. Intuition tells us that that is true also of our fellows and of the higher animals. We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant. We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organised that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race. Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation. At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on. All these primary impulses, not easi ly described in words, are the springs of man's actions. All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us. Though our conduct seems so very different from that of the higher animals, the primary instincts are much aloke in them and in us. The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolical devices. Thought is the organising factor in man, intersected between the causal primary instincts and the resulting actions. In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts. But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.

 Albert Einstein quotes (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteA human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteNo problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIn the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIf the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteReality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteLogic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteImagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

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