50 Quotes from Albert Einstein

50 Quotes from Albert Einstein

1. "Never memorize something that you can look up.”

2. "Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

3. "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.”

4. "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.”

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

6. "Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

7. "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.”

8. "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”

9. “Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.”

10. "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.”

11. “Everybody 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.”

12. "It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”

13. "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

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

15. "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.”

16. "We all know that light travels faster than sound. That's why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

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

18. "I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”

19. "Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”

20. "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

21. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, require creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

22. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

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

24. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

25. "Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

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

27. "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

28. "The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.”

29. "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

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

31. "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”

32. "Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”

33. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”

34. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

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

36. "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.”

37. "Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”

38. "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.”

39. "Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

40. "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

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

42. "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”

43. "Time is an illusion.”

44. "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.

45. "Love is a better master than duty.”

46. "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

47. "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.”

48. "Black holes are where God divided by zero.”

49. "Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work...”

50. "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”


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