Albert Einstein was one of the smartest people who ever lived, but his intelligence didn’t come from studying in school or getting extra-curricular tutoring. It came from personal curiosity and fascination with the world around him. This curiosity gave rise to Einstein’s ability to see things differently than most people, which ultimately led to some of his greatest discoveries, including the theory of relativity.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
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.
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Never memorize something that you can look up.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling 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.
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein is often referred to as a genius, and rightfully so. The amount of insight he provided us in such a short lifetime is astounding. And although many of his theories cannot be proven, we still take them into consideration when formulating our thoughts. But you can rest assured that no matter what life may throw at you, chances are good that it’s an issue he touched on in one way or another. Here are eight of his most thought-provoking quotes
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