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Albert Einstein Quotes

Updated on March 16, 2014

Who was Albert Einstein?

Albert Einstein was born in 1879 in Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany. Einstein was slow in developing his speaking ability, not talking until after the age of two. One of Einstein’s schoolmaster's said that he would never amount to much due to his slow verbal ability and his rebellious attitude.

Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his 1905 work on the photoelectric effect, not for his relativity theory, and is considered to be the most accomplished and famous scientist of the 20th century.

Albert Einstein stayed at Princeton, where he worked for the Institute for Advanced Study, until his death in 1955. He was working on a theory of physics which unified gravity with the other forces of nature at the time of his death. Albert Einstein was named Person of the Century by TIME magazine in 1999.

Quotes by Einstein

~ The faster you go, the shorter you are. ~

~ The only real valuable thing is intuition. ~

~ The only source of knowledge is experience. ~

~ If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. ~

~ Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. ~

~ Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~

~ Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. ~

~ A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. ~

~ Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.~

~ The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. ~

~ You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. ~

~ The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.~

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~ Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. ~

~ Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.~


~ Love is a better teacher than duty. ~

~ Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. ~

~ Force always attracts men of low morality. ~

~ Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. ~

~ Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~

~ Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ~

~ Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~

~ Information is not knowledge.~

~ Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. ~

~ It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. ~

~ I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion. ~

~ Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. ~

~ If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. ~

~ Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.~

~ Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~

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

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

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

~ Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ~

~ The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ~

~ Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. ~

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

~ I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.~

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~ No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. ~

~ Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. ~


~ We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.~

~ The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. ~

~ The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. ~

~ Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~

~ The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. ~

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

~ Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.~

~ The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. ~

~ We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.~

~ There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. ~

~ I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. ~

~ Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. ~

~ We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.~

~ The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. ~

~ 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.~

~ He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~

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

~ You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. ~


~ There's a Genius in all of us.~

~ You can't blame gravity for falling in love. ~

~ If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber. ~

~ If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. ~

~ Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. ~

~ Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~

~ Know where to find the information and how to use it - That's the secret of success. ~

~ In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself. ~

~ Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means. ~

~ The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. ~

~ It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. ~

~ 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. ~

~ We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant. ~


~ To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything . ~

~ The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned. ~

~ Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance. ~

~ People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. ~

~ It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ~

~ The horizon of many people is a circle with zero radius which they call their point of view. ~

~ Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity. ~

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      platinumOwl4 7 years ago

      Thank you for posting these quotes. I am fascinated with Mark Twain and Albert Einstein.

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