Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Einstein and the Colour of Nature

Albert Einstein quotes with colourful nature photos! 
Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern.
 Sally Lightfoot Crab - Photo by Will Burrard-Lucas

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Lilac-breasted Roller

 A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _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 to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Mandarin Duck

 Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

Lorrikeet in a Wattle Tree 

 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.

Harlequin Beetle

The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.  

 Peacock and Rose Garden

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

  The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.  
Anais Nin

Purple Reef Lobster

 1905, Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?

Nesting bee eaters  photo by Will Burrard-Lucas