Albert Einstein Quotes

Who is Albert Einstein?

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

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Best 70 Quotes by Albert Einstein | Page 1 of 3

“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.”

“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.”

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

“Sit with a beautiful woman for an hour and it seems like a minute, sit on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

“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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“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.”

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“If you need to invoke your academic pedigree or job title for people to believe what you say, then you need a better argument.”


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“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.”

“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.”

“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 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.”

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“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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“Considering the extent and gravity of the crimes committed by communism against the human species, the most obvious duty of those who are disillusioned with it is to deepen the rupture, investigating within themselves until the last roots of the monstrous error in which they have been complicit. However, few do so: most simply transition from being militants to being useful idiots – sometimes even more useful than they were as militants.”

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