Albert Einstein – a letter to M. Berkowitz (1950)

by vyh

My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a lawgiver, especially a lawgiver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.

(quoted in The Portable Atheist from The Expanded Quotable Einstein)