Albert Einstein Quotes

Who was Albert Einstein?

Quotes by Albert Einstein on The Cite Site Ask anyone to describe a stereotypical professor and chances are they'll depict our friend Albert Einstein.

With his wild grey hair, unfashionable clothing style, puppy eyes and thick German accent, Einstein became the model for the classic absent minded genius.

After fleeing for the Nazi's in Germany he worked at Princeton. He is especially known for developing the theory of relativity and the famous formula E=mc2.

Einstein was a very clever guy and liked to play the violin.

Born March 14, 1879
Died April 18, 1955
Aged 76 years old

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Best 70 Quotes by Albert Einstein – Page 1 of 3

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”

“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”

“A person who never made a mistake never tried something new.”

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

“As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.”

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“Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.”

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t pays it.”

“Don’t think about why you question, simply don’t stop questioning. Don’t worry about what you can’t answer, and don’t try to explain what you can’t know. Curiosity is its own reason.

Aren’t you in awe when you contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure behind reality? And this is the miracle of the human mind — to use its constructions, concepts, and formulas as tools to explain what man sees, feels and touches.

Try to comprehend a little more each day. Have holy curiosity.”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”

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“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”

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“When it comes to thought, you should be in full control. Your brain’s job is to produce logic for you to consider.

When the thoughts are presented, you should never lose sight of the question: Who is working for whom?”


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“Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”

“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.”

“If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it.”

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”

“In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.”

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

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“Information is not knowledge.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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“Fear is excitement without the breath.”


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