61 Best Albert Einstein Quotes

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Albert Einstein

German-born physicist (born March 14, 1879, Ulm, Württemberg, Germany – Died April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, US) who developed general and special theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for explaining the photoelectric effect. A notable physicist of the 20th century, Einstein is generally regarded as one of the most influential people of the era.

He was born in a secular, middle-class Jewish family. Einstein’s father, Hermann Einstein, originally sold featherbeds and then owned an electrochemical factory with a moderate amount of success. Einstein’s mother was Pauline Koch. Two years after Albert, Maria (who became known as Maja) was born. It was a pleasure researching Albert Einstein quotes, one of the greats of 20th-century science.

His early years were profoundly affected by two “wonders.”. At age five, he encountered a compass for the first time. When he realised invisible forces had the ability to deflect the needle, he felt astonished. His fascination with invisible forces would last a lifetime. His second discovery came at age 12 when he found a book of geometry that he devoured and called his “sacred little geometry book.”

Einstein was one of the greatest physicists of all time. He worked on theories about motion, gravity, and quantum mechanics. Einstein gave speeches about his discoveries around the world after he published some groundbreaking papers. Having discovered the photoelectric effect, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.

Albert Einstein is best known for his equation E = mc2. The equation states that energy and matter (matter) are one and the same thing. It was Einstein’s theory of special and general relativity that helped complicate and expand upon theories proposed by Isaac Newton more than 200 years earlier. 

We could write a whole article about the greatness achieved by Albert Einstein, but that’s not what this one is about. 

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Here are some of Albert Einstein’s greatest & wisest quotes:

1. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

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2. “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.”

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3. “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.”

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4. “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

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5. “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.”

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6. “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”

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7. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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8. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

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9. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”

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10. “Never memorize something that you can look up.”

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11. “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.”

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12.“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”

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13. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

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14. “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

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15. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

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16. “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

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17. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

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18. “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.”

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19. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

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20. “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 marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”

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21. “Old Man’s Advice to Youth: ‘Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'” LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64”

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22. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

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23. “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”

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24. “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.”

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25. “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.”

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

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27. “You never fail until you stop trying.”

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28. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

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29. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

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30. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”

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31. “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”

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32. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

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33. “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.”

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34. “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”

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35. “Black holes are where God divided by zero.”

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36. “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”

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37. “The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.”

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38. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”

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39. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”

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40. “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”

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41. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

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42. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”

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43. “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”

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44. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

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45. “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

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

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47. “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

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48. “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”

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49. “Time is an illusion.”

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50. “It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”

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51. “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”

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52. “Love is a better master than duty.”

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53. “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

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54. “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking”

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55. “We all know that light travels faster than sound. That’s why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

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56. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”

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57. “Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work…”

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58. “Nothing happens until something moves.”

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59. “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”

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60. “Out of clutter, find simplicity.”

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

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Jacob is a passionate self-taught meditator and wants to share his discoveries with his Mindfulness practices. He fell in love with meditation which helped him overcome difficult life problems. Other things he loves dearly include his daughter & partner, morning coffees & Mexican cuisine.

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Jacob is a passionate self-taught meditator and wants to share his discoveries with his Mindfulness practices. He fell in love with meditation which helped him overcome difficult life problems. Other things he loves dearly include his daughter & partner, morning coffees & Mexican cuisine.

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