I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
In a letter to Max Born, 4 December 1926.
I am an absolute pacifist… It is an instinctive feeling. It is a feeling that possesses me, because the murder of men is disgusting.
In an interview with Paul Hutchinson , in Christian Century 28 August 1929
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Science, Philosophy and Religion (1941)
E = mc2
In Annalen der Physik 18 (1905)
If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
In an address at the Sorbonne, Paris, possibly early December 1929, in New York Times 16 February 1930
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
In a telegram to prominent Americans, 24 May 1946.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
In The Observer 15 January 1950.
The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, however persistent.
In a letter to Michelangelo Besso, 21 March 1955....and finally, the last words of Albert Einstein:
I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.
Last words after refusing surgery, on 18th April 1955.